UMass Amherst Magazine, Fall 2010

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Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now



This Biking Life • Coywolves Among Us • Farewell, George Parks


Our pioneering Afro-Am Department clocks 40 years

StRongeR togetheR 2010 Annual Report of Donors 2010 Annual Report of Donors


magazine Vol. 5 No. 1 • Fall 2010

Publishers Robert C. Holub Chancellor UMass Amherst Mike Leto Vice Chancellor Development and Alumni Relations Anna Symington ‘76S, ‘79, ‘83G Executive Director, Alumni Relations

Editor Carol Connare

Design Elizabeth Bishop, Jack Cavacco, Matt Jasiorkowski, and Linda Cahillane Smith. Chief Photographer John Solem

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Editorial Staff Elizabeth Adams, Judith Cameron, John Sippel, Patricia Sullivan, and Helen Wise.

When passersby see the three-story-high acrylic painting on the façade of the Fine Arts Center, they often wonder aloud: what, exactly, is it? A horse? A pony? An upside-down butterfly? That questioning is part of the deliberate mystery of Just a Rumor. Reflected in the campus pond, the upside-down portrait produces a mirror image of a man with weathered features. His identity remains a mystery, but is based on stories and photos from the Northampton State Hospital. New Hampshire-based artist Anna Schuleit was commissioned by Loretta Yarlow, director of the University Gallery, to create the painting while the gallery is closed for renovation this fall. All along, Schuleit has been interested in the ephemeral quality of the project, which will be removed this winter. “What's on the wall is an abstract-seeming painting, not an image,” Schuleit says. And the water will determine the result: “If ducks swim across the reflection, or, if it rains, there'll be no face.”

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A Song. A Seaon. A Lifetime.

Three hundred volunteers gathered on Haigis Mall on Labor Day to assemble a monstrous California sushi roll which, at 422 feet, nailed a world record and bested UC Berkeley’s 2009 record-setter by more than 90 feet.

Celebrating Band Director George Parks.


Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now Our Department of Afro-American Studies clocks 40 years.


Easy Being Green Powered by UMies, the Green River Festival makes sweet harmony.


This Biking Life Tales of two wheels and then some.


Pack Mentality

Departments 3 5 12 13 39 45 47

Inbox Around the Pond Sports Minutes Science Notebook Alumni Association Bookmarks In Memoriam

Can we live peaceably with coy wolves among us?


Food Fight A field report from the First Lady’s battle of the bulge.


Stronger Together 2010 Annual Report of Donors

On the cover: Faculty, students, and staff of the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at UMass Amherst, outside New Africa House, September 10, 2010. At center, Department Chair Amilcar Shabazz.

inbox Thanks for the Memories I’ve been reading the magazine through its permutations for decades, and while occasionally I smile or sigh, a few tiny details in the latest issue stopped me, and then led to a cascade of memories. My years were from 1962 through 1966. They were the years of the cusp, as the American world began to spin away from the safe, conformist ’50s. Freshman beanies? You bet—and you had to wear them until the first home touchdown (which that year was against Maine, 10-0, I think). Sophomore Maroon Keys forced beanie-less freshmen to sing and dance on tabletops in the Hatch. It was the first year there was a girls’ dorm in the men’s quad: Brooks House, across the street from brandnew Brett House. The panty raids got better and better and better. There was an annual campaign to bring back Spring Day. American college students were too apathetic, was the complaint. Old Chapel had the record library, and that’s where I heard Mahler’s Third Symphony for the first time. There was just one dining hall, the Commons. Oh my, the food, served on army-surplus metal trays: “chipped beef on toast” (aka s.o.s); “Swiss steak” (mystery meat). One time we got to lunch late; the place was silent and mostly empty. We didn’t realize anything had happened until someone glanced up and saw all the paper straw-covers dangling from the ceiling: food fight! ROTC went from a two-year requirement for all the males, to one year, to optional. SDS [Students for a Democratic Society] was just being founded. The antiwar foreign policy issue involved fighting in Laos. Senior year we reserved most of our energy for a campaign to eliminate women’s curfews. And we won! Boy, did things change fast. By the fall of 1967, a week of anti-draft protests in Northampton came this close to real violence. The fire department got their pumper trucks and rolled out hoses near Smith College just in case. Friends got hooked on heroin. In the spring of 1970, the campus went on strike over the killings at Kent State. No more apathy. We were fully engaged in the

world. By then I was covering cops and courts for the Springfield Union. In some ways, beanies and food fights were better. Peter W. Goodman ’66 Assistant Professor Department of Journalism Hofstra University Hempstead, NY I really enjoyed my Spring 2010 Issue of UMass Amherst (it seems strange to always add the Amherst!). Having been an elementary teacher, I applaud your emphasis on educators—in all forms. The article on Phi Sigma Kappa and mention of Phi Mu Delta brought back memories. I learned that chewing gum increases blood flow to your brain, fried food must not always be a no-no, and orange peels may help fight colon cancer, which my husband died of before preventative colonoscopies were routine. It is always interesting to see where our graduates have “made a difference,” whether it be in the science lab or the pizza parlor. I am delighted to see the emphasis on healthy eating in the dining halls. (We had only the Dining Commons, where Saturday lunch—no meals served on the weekends—was an egg salad sandwich, a bag of chips, and an orange soda.) With the world getting smaller, it is good to see an international emphasis in the university. Thanks for including the picture of the snow sculpture—it was a big deal then! I am glad to see the traditions at graduation time passing on to others. By graduation we couldn’t wait to leave, to go on to our “next exciting adventure.” Virginia Hart Ware ’57 Stratford, CT Notes Taken I am writing that I think it was a good idea to discontinue the class notes section in the magazine. I thought some of the previous information was personal. Some could surely embellish submitted information. It’s not the goal of your magazine to tell the life stories of the myriads of graduates and attendees. There are simply too many graduates for it to be possible for UMass to tell every person’s news.

Congratulations on your new method of class notes. George Taseos ’75 Phoenix, AZ In Praise of Prentiss Did you appreciate the pleasant coincidence in your last issue? Or did you miss it? In the early pages, you mentioned the refurbishment of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house, whereas your last article by the oldest UMass alumni spoke of Frank Prentice [sic] Rand as an outstanding English teacher Mr. Corwin ’25, admired. Frank Prentiss Rand was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. As the Phi Sig president then, I presented Professor Rand with an engraved cup at his retirement dinner circa 1960. Like Mr. Corwin, I thought his middle name was spelled “Prentice,” but to my chagrin I learned that night that it was “Prentiss.” Later, I gave him a cup with the correct spelling of his name. During his retirement dinner, I learned that one of his more popular courses, given in a crowded loft in the Old Chapel, featured a lecture wherein he recited, from memory, some Romantic poetry (Wordsworth et al.) while projecting scenes from the Lake District of England (where most of these poets lived) with glass slides of views he had taken on his travels there. I never took one of his courses, but the more I learn about him, I wish I had. Edward Szupel ’61 Newport News, VA My wife and I were personally interested in the piece on Emil Corwin ’25, “Our Oldest Living Graduate,” in the spring issue. The professor Corwin best remembered, Frank Prentiss Rand, is a professor we also remember well. It was in Mr. Rand’s Shakespeare class that we first met, in the fall semester, 1959. Barbara claims to have been attracted to me at first by the persistently good grades I “always” got on Mr. Rand’s inevitable daily quiz. However, we must take issue with Mr. Corwin. He recalls having to read “a play a week,” while (at least in our time) the reading assignment was one play per class meeting! When I would recall this for my own Shakespeare students here at Arizona


inbox State, they would simply stare at me in disbelieving horror. Those were “the good old days!” (And by the way, we celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary next month.) Art Colby ’61 Emeritus Professor of English Arizona State University Barbara (Feinman) Colby ’61 Asst. Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, ASU Phoenix, AZ It interested me greatly, the juxtaposition of two similar letters on different topics in the Spring 2010 issue. In one, the writer thanks the university for attempting to preserve at least some of the physical books in the library. In the other the writer begs for the return of class notes in the printed magazine. I agree with the first, but not entirely with the second. With only a single page for alumni news and information in our magazine, I took to teasing class notes in a very small format, and

encouraging readers to see the full notes section online, along with the full text of interviews that led to articles. Because I receive Google search results in my email inbox each morning, I am led to believe that UMass could set up a system for alumni to have ongoing notifications of any class notes which deal with a certain class, individual, or other search terms which appear in the online class notes section. No need to check daily, weekly, etc. Michael Wall ’88, ’92MEd Director of Alumni Relations Anoka-Ramsey Community College White Bear Lake, MN Ring of Truth I truly appreciated, and was moved, by Michael Smilnak’s article, “Metawampe and Me” in the Winter 2010 issue. A year behind his class, I received my class ring at the end of my junior year and have worn it ever since. It has been my touchstone to my days in Amherst, even

though I have been back many, many times for football and other athletic events. I consider the ring one of my prized possessions, even though, back in the 1960s it cost less than $100. They say the devil is in the details, and this is one of them. The words “University of Massachusetts” surround the bezel, which surrounds the stone on the ring. When I was given the ring I was told to put the ring on my finger so that the words faced me, and I was to reverse the direction of the words upon graduation so they could be read by anyone I would meet. (A tradition similar to the tassel on the mortarboard on graduation day.) And so, each morning, I make sure my ring is properly aligned on my finger. I really enjoy reading all the magazine’s articles, but it is human interest articles like Mr. Smilnak’s that bring home how much my alma mater means to me. Brian Silman ’66 Concord, MA

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Love, UMie-Style Ex-POW Meets Charming Freshman I had been transferred from the all-male Fort Devens campus and was starting my junior year. I almost refused an invitation to attend a picnic and square dance put on by the Student Christian Association. I finally accepted and sat in the front seat of the car. As we started up, I looked in the back and met three young ladies. All of a sudden I found myself attracted to Barbara Brooks, a pretty blonde freshman from South Weymouth, Massachusetts. She shared her picnic with me, we were square dancing partners, and we held hands for our first walk together. Our first date was attending the Methodist Church service. We studied together, attended many events, and it was Ted and Barbara all through college. Although I graduated in the class of 1950, I stayed on doing graduate work with a teaching fellowship. We were married on December 29, 1951, had an apartment in Sunderland and Barbara graduated in 1952. We both pursued careers. I was a 4-H Club Agent 1952-1982, and Barbara was a Medical Technologist 1952-1989. This year, 2010, we are celebrating our 59th wedding anniversary.

Ted ’50 and Barbara ’52 (Brooks) Jenkins Hanover, PA

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BDIC student Peter Merzbacher ’11 (left) started this educational urban farm in Springfield, Massachusetts. He designed a major in Globalization Studies. His coursework focuses on relationships among globalization, community development, and sustainability.

Degrees of Freedom It’s been 40 years since UMass Amherst students began creating their own degree programs through the Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) program. Students designing these majors have always shown great passion and resourcefulness in devising personalized courses of study and forging subsequent careers, often in the exact field of their concentration. Employers like them too. Current BDIC director and history professor Daniel Gordon has some ready examples. BDIC’s very first graduate, Tom Benedek ’71 (concentration “Film”), studied film in Paris, graduated from the director’s program at the American Film Institute, and wrote the screenplays for Cocoon (1985) and Free Willy (1993), also along the way writing or rewriting screenplays for a host of directors including Martin Scorsese and Sydney Pollack. He now teaches screenwriting at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and regularly exhibits his photographs and sculptures. Another early graduate, Leslie van Barselaar ’73, devised an “Outdoor Education” major before the concept became popular. She went on to

become a field instructor and later marketing director for National Outdoor Wilderness Schools, a major chain of adventure education programs. Recent graduate Elizabeth Oler ’08 typifies the numerous BDIC alumni admitted to top professional schools. Having supplemented pre-medical requirements with the concentration “Neuroscience, Human Behavior, and Society,” she is now a student at Georgetown University Medical School. In the early days, the program grew quickly, Gordon says, soon accommodating hundreds of students, and serving as a testing ground for such subsequent new majors as Women’s Studies, Legal Studies, Computer Science, and more recently Public Health Sciences. Today, Gordon says, BDIC majors total about 250, with almost 30 percent being out-of-state students attracted to campus by the program, and 20 percent working toward BS degrees. About one-fifth are Commonwealth Honors College students. BDIC graduates are also working in a variety of key jobs on campus, including Derek

Kellogg ’95, head men’s basketball coach, Alexander Phillips ’99, director of assessment and curriculum for Commonwealth Honors College, and Paul Gilroy ’79, Development’s director of strategy and research. “BDIC allows students with a creative career vision to wrap their studies around their dreams, combining multiple interests into one major,” Gordon says. Many start with longheld dreams, often sparked by personal experiences, revealed in the biographical parts of their BDIC proposals. Nor surprisingly, BDIC majors are also highly entrepreneurial, director of advising Linda Roney adds, often aiming to work for themselves or build a new enterprise. She notes that students receive a lot of guidance along the way, with many taking advantage of internships and community service learning experiences. “The spirit of BDIC is opportunity,” says Gordon. “Design your own major. Design your future. Start an organization. Be a leader. Do something new.”


A Song. A Season. A Lifetime.

Atop his familiar practice perch, Parks gives the band a thumbs-up.

Photos by John Solem

The Minuteman Marching Band kicked off fall semester lockstep and on key, thanks to long-time band director and music professor George N. Parks. He was prepping the 350-member band for a televised appearance at the big football game against Michigan on September 18. Parks, a tireless burst of energy at the helm of the band some 33 years, was to lead the performance of this year’s signature piece, The Wind and the Lion. Tragically, Parks never made it to Michigan. En route, after a warm-up performance at a high school in Ohio, which included the perennial favorite “My Way,” Parks died of a heart attack. Incredibly, the band played on. The students voted to march. Mr. Parks would have wanted this, they knew.


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A full rehearsal.

around the pond At the groundbreaking for the new Minuteman Marching Band building in September 2009, Parks was beaming. “It made my mom happy,” he said, choking up, admittedly humbled by the Chancellor’s phone call about naming the building after him. “To have my name linked with the Minuteman Marching Band, I can buy that one… yes, that’ll be okay.” Below: In 1978, in early May before finals, band members gave the young Parks a good ceremonial dousing in the pond at Look Park in Northampton.

Scott Belgard ’78

Members of the Power and Class of New England donned tassels and lifted tubas, their black armbands on display for millions of viewers. Sadness hung in every heart as music filled the air in Ann Arbor. After the fateful Michigan trip, the band returned to campus. Along with generations of band alumni and friends, they struggle to make sense of the loss. Meanwhile, we look on as the campus’s glorious new band building rises from the dust, and in it we see George Parks still providing us divine direction.

And the Band Plays On As we prepared to go to press, more than 10,000 band alumni and friends had logged on to the “UMass Amherst: In Memory of George Parks” Facebook page to share anecdotes, videos, and snapshots. Donations poured in to the George N. Parks Memorial Fund. The new band building, named for Parks, is slated to open in spring of 2011.



UMass Amherst and Springfield Technical Community College have teamed up to reinvigorate the Springfield Incubator at the Scibelli Enterprise Center in the Springfield, Mass., Technology Park. It’s all part of the institutions’ efforts to encourage entrepreneurship and revitalize the state’s thirdlargest city.

Announcing business development plans are (from left) Marla Michel,

A UMass Amherst spin-off company, director of the Springfield Incubator; Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno; Chancellor Robert C. Holub; and other dignitaries. Textifer LLC, is the center’s new tenant. An information technology company founded by UMass Amherst political science professor Stuart Shulman, Textifer uses advanced algorithms to expedite searching, sifting, sorting, and analyzing large documents. Clients include government officials, academic and legal researchers, nongovernmental organizations, and corporate employees.

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Incubate, Invigorate

Marla Michel, the university’s executive director of strategic communications and outreach, now also directs the Incubator, building ties to university research centers, institutes, and programs, and working with faculty and external organizations to secure grant funding for entrepreneurship and economic development. “The university’s strengths in information technology and clean energy bode well for an incubator co-located with the region’s fiber optic network hub,” Michel says.

The Hydro-Rake is a floating barge on which a backhoe with a rake attachment has been mounted. During the operation, a spotter on the barge kept an eye open for turtles and fish.

Please Excuse the Pond Scum The latest project involved temporarily removing the fountains, and also the bridge component of the Isle of View installation to give better access to the pond’s south end. A Hydro-Rake operated by a private contractor then moved 120 cubic yards of bottom debris, including decaying leaves, organic material, and plain muck, to the shoreline for removal. Tested debris was screened into compost and loam for use around campus.

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The campus pond received some further TLC this past summer in the form of “a good hydro-raking,” according to Physical Plant’s Buildings and Grounds Department. Last year, the installation of three fountains began improving the pond’s water quality through constant aeration.

around the pond A Royal Roost This anxious UMass Amherst mom and dad didn’t hover over their offspring—they swooped and screamed 300 feet above the ground. The scene was the W.E.B. Du Bois Library roof last spring as biologists from the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife performed their annual check on the inhabitants of the peregrine falcon nest. This year’s exercise involved examining and banding a male and two female chicks (one of the latter among the largest biologists had ever seen) and pronouncing them in good health. It was the eighth year in a row that the mother bird has raised chicks on top of the tower. Still endangered in Massachusetts, peregrine falcons nest at five known sites around the state. The joint conservation effort between the university and the state agency began in the 1980s. Coordinator Richard Nathhorst ’79, Facilities and Campus Planning, calls it “a real alumni project accomplished entirely through volunteers.” Over the years, the program has produced well over 20 chicks—some of which have subsequently been seen up and down the East Coast and as far south as Colombia.

Hands-on History

Courtesy Hancock Shaker Village

The graduate program in Architecture and Design has welcomed the first students into its new MS in Design concentration in Historic Preservation. This two-year program, offered in collaboration with Hancock Shaker Village, a National Historic Landmark in western Massachusetts, provides advanced study in traditional building materials, preservation theory, and building systems. Exploring 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century architecture, building technology, and conservation methods, the program focuses on Hancock Shaker Village as the primary study site. Here, students will investigate the Shakers’ deep-seated commitment to sustainability in building, living, and farming and test its applicability to modern life. Working closely with museum staff, instructors, craftsmen, and preservationists, they will expand their skills in architectural design, historic preservation, construction, restoration, and town planning, as well as increase their understanding of historic site management. “This is a very exciting and unique collaboration creating the only historic-preservation degree program associated with an architecture program in Massachusetts,” says program director Steven Bedford. “We have a great mix of academics and practicing professionals teaching at sites where students will be exposed to huge variety—the Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires provide us with myriad buildings and landscapes to work with.”


Light Show

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Sunset/moonrise at the Sunwheel: an illuminated Frisbee traces the circumference of the miniature henge just south of Alumni Stadium. Since the Sunwheel’s construction in 1997, more than 10,000 visitors have attended seasonal events with astronomical presentations by UMass Amherst astronomer Judith Young.

On the Up and Up After receiving a record 31,300 applications, the university has welcomed 4,500 to its freshman class. This number represents a slight increase in in-state students for a total of 3,200. Out-of-state students are up by 400 (a more than 40 percent increase over last year), enhancing perspectives and diversity while generating an extra $3 million in revenue to benefit the whole student body. ALANA (African, Latino/a, Asian/Pacific Islander and Native American) students make up 21 percent of freshman enrollment. Among the members of the Class of 2014 is Ben Lary of Camden, Maine, who plans to double-major in history and music performance (piano). According to his mother, Jody, Ben began playing piano in kindergarten but first thought of a career in music in high school while studying with noted ragtime pianist Glenn Jenks. The strength of its academic programs, and especially music, plus the amenities of the Five Colleges, attracted Ben to UMass Amherst. Family recommendations sealed the deal: his grandmother is Doris (Carbone) Norskey ’50, his grandfather (and former campus allstar athlete) is Alexander Norskey ’51, and aunt Gail Scordilis ’85PhD studied microbiology and is now director of educational outreach at Smith College. Thousands of miles away, classmate Rachel Gantt ’14 also developed an interest while in kindergarten— for playing ice hockey, a sport that has taken the Anchorage, Alaska, resident to tournaments around the country and inspired her to apply to various East Coast schools. The chemical engineering major has also enrolled in Commonwealth Honors College and is on the ice hockey club team.


Freshmen 1966 standing on balconies in Southwest, wearing required caps and signs with name, dorm, hometown, and major; Cindi Olken (left) became the first student trustee.

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around the pond Campus Map App Designed by computer science student Daniel Stewart ’12, with assistance from ISOM sports management major Stephanie Cheung ’12, UMass Amherst has launched a free new campus map available for the iPhone. The app, UMass Guide, is downloadable through iTunes and provides a convenient way to navigate campus, locate your position with GPS, search for one of more than 130 campus buildings, view over 85 different images, and quickly navigate to useful UMass-related links such as SPIRE, UMass Athletics, and transit schedules. Special search options were designed as a portable tour for prospective and current students. Download the app at iTunes and let us know what you think of it at

Peaceful Artistry In April, a historic mural was jointly painted by two artists whose communities were previously at war in the north of Ireland/Northern Ireland: Danny Devenny, former Irish Republican Army (IRA) prisoner, and Mark Ervine, son of David Ervine, former Progressive Unionist Party leader and Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) member. Thomas Zimnowski

As part of the campus’s “The Art of Conflict Transformation” Event Series, the mural effort follows historic power-sharing in government that began in May 2007 after nine years of struggle to implement the Good Friday Agreement. The agreement signaled the end of three decades of ethnopolitical conflict in Northern Ireland, also known as “The Troubles.” United States Representative Richard E. Neal of Springfield, a longtime supporter of peace efforts in Northern Ireland, was on hand to dedicate the mural, now permanently installed in the Campus Center concourse. While in residence, the artists examined the role of art in the conflict and the transformation to peace. They also collaborated on a mural in Springfield, Mass.


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The Fame Game At Springfield’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction week, the Minutemen and Minutewomen shot hoops with kids dreaming of future basketball fame. Above, Hashim “Big City” Bailey ’11. The George “Trigger” Burke UMass Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2010 included, from left: Scott Hiller (lacrosse 1987-90); Bill Gillin (cross country/track and field 197175); Sarah Jones (rowing 1996-1997); and Marcus Camby (basketball 1993-96). The late Bob Pickett (football coach/administrator 1971-2003) was also inducted. Milt Morin ’67, the football star who entered the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1970, passed away suddenly last summer just a week before his induction to the College Football Hall of Fame. Morin played 10 seasons with the Cleveland Browns.

Amphibious Athletes They row, they run! Four UMass Rowing alumni traded their oars for sneakers and met at Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire, in mid-June to compete in the 50th running of the Mt. Washington Road Race. Pictured are Eric Carcich ’96, Jennifer Blanch Carcich ’00, Scott Jason ’98, Matthew Soroka ’00 and Liz Soroka ’00; Jennifer was the official driver who cheered the four four-year rowers to the top of the 7.6mile, 4,300-foot climb to New England’s tallest peak, at 6,288 feet.

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Creating Energy Naturally Taking inspiration from nature, UMass Amherst researchers have created a promising new method for developing affordable and efficient materials for fuel cells as a clean-energy alternative to fossil fuels. Sankaran “Thai” Thayumanavan and colleagues Ryan Hayward, polymer science, and Mark Tuominen, physics, have found a solution to one of the biggest obstacles in the development of fuel cells: a new material that allows protons to transfer from one molecule to the next for fuel-cell efficiency. The source of the scientific breakthrough is the biological proton channels found in our bodies. “Our method is inspired by proteins present in nature, which evolved over millions of years to transport protons across cellular membranes with great efficiencies,” explains Thayumanavan, co-director of the Massachusetts Center for Renewable Energy Science and Technology at UMass Amherst. By capturing the power of hydrogen, fuel cells create a direct current of electricity without carbon dioxide emissions or air pollution. Fuel cells have the potential for powering everything from computers and cell phones to automobiles and ships. “Our work should lead to lighter, more efficient and sustainable sources of power,” says Thayumanavan. Michael Malone, vice chancellor for research and engagement, adds, “The technologies that can be enabled by these discoveries offer terrific opportunities for breakthroughs in energy and the environment.”

Nanochannel pathways accelerate proton conduction

The scientific advancement is a complex feat. The team focused on protons and the molecular conditions under which protons get transferred from one molecule to another. In fuel cell technology, the chemical bonds of a molecule are broken, releasing energy to generate electricity.

Thayumanavan’s work has appeared in prestigious journals and been funded with National Science Foundation and Army Research Office grants. He also is one of 25 scientists across five campus departments who form a cohort at UMass Amherst for clean-energy research. In further recognition of his work, Thayumanavan has been selected as the campus’s first Spotlight Scholar, a new program to showcase faculty achievements.


Super Stuff Faced with fierce naysayers, physics professor Egor Babaev dug in his heels and pursued his theories. For his dogged determination, in March he received the Tage Erlander Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy, an award bestowed once every four years for pioneering theoretical work that predicts new states of matter. Babaev’s work focuses on superconductors (materials that carry electricity without resistance) and superfluids (liquids that have no viscosity). Without superconductors there would be no MRI devices, no low-energy high-speed trains, and no extremely fast computers. Superfluids may be used to create ultra-high-precision hydroscopes and accelerometers. “Hydrogen and hydrogen-rich alloys under pressure can create a new class of superconductors with enormous possibilities,” says Babaev.

Markus Marcetic © The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

In 2001 Babaev argued that a new type of superconductivity may exist, but scientific journals at first rejected his articles on the topic, calling the theories too radical. Gradually his ideas have become accepted with his articles published as cover stories in leading nature and physics magazines, culminating in the Erlander Prize given in the hall where Nobel Prize ceremonies are held.

Journey to the Center of the Earth Armageddon could possibly come from outer space but not from the center of the earth. Two UMass Amherst physicists have helped settle the question of whether the Earth has a natural nuclear reactor at its core. Working in an underground laboratory in Italy, Laura Cadonati, Andrea Pocar, and other international researchers from the Borexino Collaboration measured the flux of neutrinos from Earth. They discovered evidence that a significant fraction of our planet’s heat is due not to a huge nuclear reactor but rather nuclear decays of primordial isotopes, chemical elements that have existed since before the Earth was formed. Using a detector, the scientists observed antineutrinos originating from radioactive decays within the Earth. “Our data are exciting because they open a new frontier. More work is needed for a detailed understanding of the Earth’s interior and the source of its heat,” says Cadonati.

From the Ground Up New scientific discoveries increasingly create bridges to different disciplines. In its new laboratory science building, UMass Amherst is constructing a facility that will encourage synergies between chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering. The five-story $156 million building, scheduled for completion by summer of 2012, will sit on the eastern edge of campus near the Integrated Sciences Building on North Pleasant Street and house between 64 and 80 faculty members.


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Clean and Cheap Energy NASA scientists researching ways to support life on Mars found a way to make energy on Earth cleaner and cheaper. John Finn ’90 PhD is one of the former NASA researchers who cofounded Bloom Energy Corp., which sells a generator proven to be cleaner, more reliable, and more affordable than traditional fossil fuel and renewable-energy sources. In February the California-based company officially unveiled its Bloom Energy Server, which is already used by several Fortune 500 companies. “The most distinctive feature of our product is that it produces less expensive energy, is always available, and can be generated on-site,” says Finn. He notes that there are other important advantages, but the energy cost savings is the most popular. The Bloom server fits into a single parking place with each unit producing enough energy for a small office building. When more power is produced than is needed, the customer exports the excess to the power grid. The server uses solid oxide fuel cell technology and not the more familiar hydrogen-based version. Finn is now the vice president of technology infrastructure, overseeing a multitude of tests and experiments in laboratories in California and India. He returned to campus in October as the 11th lecturer in the Shirley and Ting-wei Tang Endowment Lecture Series.

The Okeanos Explorer in Bitung, Indonesia.

Volcanic Discovery Microbiologist James Holden may have the most exotic essay on how he spent his summer vacation. He explored the ocean around Indonesia and discovered hydrothermal vents atop one of the world’s tallest active undersea volcanoes. Holden, with other members of a U.S.-Indonesia team, discovered the volcano while mapping 2,400 square miles of ocean floor using the Okeanos Explorer, a U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research ship. “It was tremendously exciting to find this volcano that rises more than 11,000 feet above the seafloor and to explore an active volcano and discover strange life forms living off volcanic gases and rock 7,000 feet below the ocean surface,” recalls Holden. The volcano, called Kawio Barat, was identified with sonar images and highresolution cameras attached to a remote-controlled submarine. The discovery of Kawio Barat is significant for science, technology, international partnerships, and public outreach, explains Holden. The understanding of undersea structures and ecology will lead to better ways to manage and protect oceans. The new partnership with Indonesia, given that nation’s vast marine resources, will increase research opportunities and the training of Indonesian graduate students at UMass Amherst. Finally, expedition findings are broadcast over the Internet in real time for use by education and outreach programs. “With this technology, the public has the chance to be a part of the expedition,” says Holden.


Ain’t No toppin’


Us Now

For 40 years the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies has helped black students get ahead without leaving their identities behind.



t stArted oUt stroNg and, while continuously evolving, has never weakened. When UMass Amherst’s W. E. B. Du Bois Department of AfroAmerican Studies was founded in 1970, the university had only five black professors, fewer African American students than did the universities of Mississippi and Alabama, and more students from Africa and Asia than blacks from Massachusetts. Two years earlier those five professors, banding together as the Committee for the Collegiate Education of Black Students, had managed to arrange for the enrollment of a significant number of African Americans; the graduates from that first-year cohort would outnumber the full roster of black graduates in the previous 105 years of the university’s history. From that improbable starting point—and abetted early on by the era’s hurricane-force winds of social change, a notably supportive administration, and a gifted, resourceful, and energetically activist faculty—the department swiftly became a preeminent source of knowledge of the history and culture of black people in Africa and the New World. It has also promoted an ethos of social responsibility and enhanced the campus’s cultural life in profound and varied ways.

Amilcar Shabazz and Esther Terry.


“I’m most struck by how unsurprising our success has been,” says Professor Amilcar Shabazz, the department’s seventh and current chair. “We began as—and, in my humble and unbiased opinion, we continue to be—the best African American department in the country. That we’ve remained on top all this time while other units have faltered is largely due to the sound long-range thinking that went into our creation. Our founders had far greater ambitions than merely responding to the political events of the hour.” UMass Amherst • Fall 2010


The department was created at the tail end of the dizzying 15 years that led from Brown v. Board of Education to the early triumphs of the civil rights movement and on to the rise of black nationalism, the “long hot summers” of the late 1960s, and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

y any reckoning, the person who most nurtured and safeguarded the Du Bois department over the years is Esther Terry. She was there from the very start, created a vital and groundbreaking theater program, and chaired the department for 19 years, far longer than anyone else. During that time she championed and realized the creation of a doctoral program and saw the department through several budgetary droughts. After also serving at various times as vice provost for affirmative action, associate vice chancellor for equal opportunity and diversity, and interim vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life, Terry left in 2009 to become provost at her undergraduate alma mater, Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her departure has left the department with one local and uncontested grey eminence: Professor Emeritus Ekwueme Michael Thelwell, who retired this past year. He, like Terry, was there at the inception, and more than anyone else he articulated the department’s theoretical basis. Thelwell served as inaugural chairman during some of the department’s headiest, most innovative years but found a more congenial role as what his longtime colleague Professor Ernest Allen Jr. calls “the quintessential activist.” Among his innumerable good fights, Thelwell takes particular pride in one: at the height of the apartheid struggle of the mid-1980s, he led the department’s collaboration with local groups in a campaign that resulted in the University of Massachusetts becoming the first academic institution in the nation to divest itself from any company doing business in South Africa. That ultimately inspired the United States to deny foreigninvestment tax credits to companies paying taxes to South Africa’s apartheid government.

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Moreover, Thelwell has always been the department’s resident gadfly and conscience, tirelessly determined to see it live up to its foundational aspirations. And no one has a better handle on what those were, given that he wrote the proposal for the department’s creation.

Setting out from the Du Bois department’s quarters at New Africa House (the former Mills House), a 1970s anti-apartheid rally is led by legendary activist “Queen Mother” Audley E. Moore.


Present at That seminal document, which incorporated the findings and recommendations of a committee of students and faculty members, was written at the tail end of the dizzying 15 years that led from Brown v. Board of Education to the early triumphs of the civil rights movement and on to the rise of black nationalism, the “long hot summers” of the late 1960s, and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The proposal fully reflected the era’s feverish sense of urgency. “We are witnessing a domestic social revolution which can only intensify in the years to come …,” it warned. “While it is not so immediately

The department was designed to foster in its students “a tradition of service, of collective responsibility, and a sense of national purpose and priorities.” clear exactly what is to be done if a traumatic and potentially irreconcilable racial confrontation is to be avoided, some quite precise and specific adjustments [needed at universities] are beginning to emerge.” To those who argued that it was not the role of universities to right the wrongs of society, the proposal countered that no American institution could deny its share of responsibility for those wrongs and its consequent obligation to make amends. At UMass, it asserted, that obligation went beyond merely admitting black students to breaking down any curricular elements that buttressed racism. Those included courses that claimed to offer objective treatments of black history, culture, and sociology but were in fact mere


“sporadic individual efforts inserted into white curricula without adequate context or continuity.” Such courses, the proposal said, cheated white students of “any sophisticated and accurate vision of the nation’s reality” and were “a damaging and embittering fact of life” for black students. The proposed solution: a new department tapping several disciplines in order to “present the social, cultural, and political history of the AfroAmerican people in a comprehensive and structurally integrated manner.” It would embrace literature, history, anthropology, political science, economics, psychology, and African languages, as well as music and the fine arts. Its curriculum would include as many African and Pan-African courses as African American ones. It would offer an interdisciplinary major for students interested in professional careers or in education and scholarship. (As it turned out, of the four majors in the first graduating class, two became physicians, one a lawyer, and one the director of a black culture center at another university.) The department would also give black non-majors a more racially rounded view of their career paths. It would foster “a tradition of service, of collective responsibility, and a sense of national purpose and priorities among these students” and collaborate energetically and creatively with other departments. And it would be housed in a black cultural center where various cultural and extracurricular activities could be presented.

In shorT, the proposal was an assault on much of the academic status quo. Thelwell, who had come to UMass in 1965 as a graduate student in English and still technically held that status, had been touring the country propounding black studies programs. Knowing how poorly such initiatives had fared elsewhere, he was now delighted to see the UMass proposal pass smoothly through administrative channels.

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From left: Sidney Kaplan, Eugene Terry, Bernard Bell, Jules Chametzky, Randolph Bromery, William Darity.

the Creation An essential force behind the creation of the Du Bois department was a man with no formal tie to UMass Amherst: Sterling A. Brown, the renowned poet, critic, connoisseur and anthologist of African American writing and folklore, and a faculty member at several institutions, most notably Howard University. “I shall be eternally grateful to that man,” one of Brown’s former Howard students would say in middle age, “for first showing me how to really appreciate and love our people’s culture.” It was to Brown that the graduate program in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts turned when, in the mid-1960s, it first sought to attract a core group of top-flight black students. Sidney Kaplan, professor of English and the graduate program’s director, was a scholar of the culture and history of black Americans, an analyst of their portrayal in literature, and someone Michael Thelwell honors as “a highly conscious and principled professor, a very engaged scholar, and one of the most admirable men I’ve ever known.” Kaplan wrote to Brown asking whether he could recommend some worthy candidates. Brown could and did, and from his list there arrived by the autumn of 1965 four young scholars who were to significantly transform the campus. Eugene Terry ’74PhD, the oldest of the group, had been teaching high school. Esther Alexander ’73PhD was a North Carolina sharecropper’s daughter who arrived at UMass with a bachelor’s degree from Bennett College in Greensboro, a master’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill, and considerable experience as a desegregation activist. (She would go on to marry Eugene Terry.) Jamaican Michael Thelwell ’68MFA, a student of Sterling Brown’s at Howard, had been active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Washington office of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Bernard Bell ’70PhD had been a graduate student of Brown’s at Howard.

These pioneers arrived to find what Thelwell admits “was a very strange place and culture” but were warmly received by Kaplan and another faculty member, Jules Chametzky, who was then editing the Massachusetts Review. At Chametzky’s home they and some sympathetic others held informal, nearnightly talks that inspired much fine work, including some influential critiques of William Styron’s Confessions of Nat Turner. The group formed what Esther Terry calls “a wonderful community of a kind I never expected to find at any white institution anywhere. To that time most white institutions had sort of ignored black people and the whole black issue. But here was a group of people absolutely committed to the notion of pushing the university to be inclusive.” Much of the muscle in that effort came from the university’s small but determined band of black faculty members: Randolph W. “Bill” Bromery in Geology, Lawrence A. Johnston in Business Administration, William Julius Wilson and Edwin Driver in Sociology, and William Darity in the new Public Health department. They knew that they needed some sort of leverage and that, in a state in which blacks accounted for only 4 percent of the population, that leverage would not be political. Therefore they formed a nonprofit organization, the Committee for the Collegiate Education of Black Students Inc. Making good use of the organizational savvy Bromery had gained working for the federal government and large corporations, they approached the Ford Foundation for funding to underwrite the education of black students at UMass. The foundation provided $1 million. The committee, known by its acronym CCEBS (pronounced “sebs”), then presented the university with a list of 120 potential students, of whom it hoped 60 might be accepted. The university initially wanted only two or three—those, Darity recalls with some bitterness, “who could have gone to any university in the world.” The five professors threatened to resign if the university didn’t back down; it did, and an initial group of African Americans—51 men and 70 women—arrived in the fall of

1968. They went on to graduate at a rate comparable to that of most other groups on campus. Once a steady influx of African American students could be relied upon, it became necessary to create a black cultural center in which they could meet and help one another navigate what was still an overwhelmingly white environment. That center was situated at what in time became New Africa House. It further became clear that an ambitious black studies curriculum needed to be developed in order to redress the deficiencies of the existing coursework. By the late 1960s Michael Thelwell was traveling the country as an advocate of black studies and contributed a muchnoted essay to a Massachusetts Review issue dedicated to the need for such programs. When a committee was formed to look into establishing an autonomous, degree-granting black studies department at UMass, Thelwell was the logical choice to chair it, with his graduate-school peers as key allies. Meanwhile, as of the fall of 1969 a black studies program was initiated within the English department, where Thelwell, Eugene and Esther Terry, and Bernard Bell were given faculty positions. The four of them spearheaded the effort to get approval for the founding of a black studies department. By the following spring they had it, with Thelwell and Esther Terry as faculty members. Bell remained in the English department but later served several months as interim chairman of the Du Bois department. Eugene Terry went on to Hampshire College before returning some years later to the Du Bois department. Thelwell offers a final reason for the department’s early traction: “We got here at a time when the school was expanding very rapidly. And in an expanding universe, there is room to maneuver. You can carve out resources. If you have good ideas, you can advocate them effectively. And if there is not an entrenched bureaucracy—with its institutional factions, departmental prerogatives, and turf protection—there is room to accomplish a lot of things.”


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From left: Faculty members Archie Shepp (left) and Max Roach, with guest vocalist Ella Fitzgerald; a New WORLD Theater production of James Baldwin’s Blues for Mister Charlie; James Baldwin; Chinua Achebe; Paul Carter Harrison.

The early faculty, as Michael Thelwell notes, was not always drawn from the ranks of the academic mainstream but included a host of “luminaries in the black tradition. In the department’s first decade we created the most scintillating gathering of black intellectuals anywhere in the world.”

“I entered the discussions skeptical,” Thelwell says, “expecting misunderstanding and resistance, if not hostility, from the administrators. Instead I found them to be reasonable, civilized, and very decent and admirable men.” He specifically cites Chancellor Oswald Tippo ’32, ’54H; Seymour Shapiro, dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; and Jeremiah Allen, dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Arts. “We had a relationship of mutual respect,” Thelwell adds. “They were honorable—you could take them at their word. At other universities I visited, people would complain to me of going into such meetings only to meet with duplicity, bad faith, and incomprehension or racism on the part of faculty and administrators. That was not my experience here. I have nothing but respect for those men.” Then came the final hurdle. On April 22, 1970, Thelwell and his associates went to Boston to meet with the board of trustees. “They had read the proposal and had a few substantive questions,” Thelwell recalls. “But the atmosphere

was generally supportive, almost to the point of being celebratory.” Then came a heart-stopping moment. The proposal urged that the department be named for William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, a Massachusetts native, a towering figure in American intellectual history, and a man who, as Thelwell put it, for 70 years “waged an unceasing scholarly offensive against the intellectual underpinning of racism and western cultural imperialism in the modern world.” At the end of his life, in his nineties, Du Bois took a stand against the pervasive climate of fear brought on by McCarthyism by very publicly joining the Communist Party. “He did it,” Thelwell explains, “as an act of public affirmation of freedom of association and thought—two fundamental principles of the American social contract. It was a symbolic political act of great courage. Du Bois had gradually grown to be a man of the left but was never an active member of the Communist Party, nor was he ever a rigid ideological Marxist. His work had a very intellectual and scholarly base from a black perspective.”

One of the many departmental gatherings Johnnetta Cole hosted at her Amherst home during the 1970s. Esther Terry is in the foreground. Back row, left to right: Ray Miles, Dovi Afesi, Johnnetta Cole, Michael Thelwell, Shirley Graham Du Bois, John Bracey, J.V. O. Richards, Chester Davis, Ernest Allen, Nelson Stevens.


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Now, however, a trustee asked whether it was right to name the department after an avowed Communist, one whose name the party was using for its inner-city youth clubs. “And it would surprise you,” Thelwell sheepishly

admits, “that such an objection hadn’t occurred to me.” But he quickly rallied. “The proposal argues,” he told the trustees, “that black people have to define our own place and presence in society and especially to define our own heroes. This is an excellent example of that. We are very distressed that the Communist Party has tried to appropriate the name of Dr. Du Bois and has misused it in this terrible way. But by naming our department after him here at a respected university, we would be taking back his name and making it respectable again.” The trustee, if somewhat dubiously, concurred. The department, name and all, was given the go-ahead.

From the start the department had a clear sense of mission. “We hoped,” Thelwell explains, “that our black students would acquire the skills and the competencies to move into a society which we very confidently, optimistically, and naively thought was on the verge of making serious and permanent advances in matters of race. The first goal of a college education, of course, was to acquire those competencies. “But,” he adds, “we were there to provide black students with an understanding of their ancestors’ struggles and aspirations and the higher values of black culture— understandings they would not have gotten from a white education. We didn’t want them to be educated out of the black community. We wanted to train a group of educated young black people who, precisely in the tradition Dr. Du Bois had imagined, recognized

that their education enabled them to make not just a living but a meaningful contribution to the progress of the race and the nation.” A major early challenge was the shortage of faculty applicants with traditional credentials. Most black academics of any standing held positions at black colleges, which the department felt honor-bound not to raid. Other scholars in such disciplines as literature, history, and sociology had been pointedly steered away from pursuing topics related to the black experience—to do so, they had been counseled, would be career suicide.

The department therefore embraced mavericks even on the order of Playthell Benjamin, a college dropout whose richly informed and impassioned presentations on African and African American history drew from the oral tradition of the African griot tribal storytellers. He mesmerized students and even a group of skeptical history professors who, having invited him to address them, ended up giving him a standing ovation. If most of the new faculty were not that unorthodox, neither were they cut from traditional academic cloth— and the greatest of them were, as

the Ultimate trove While the original proposal for the Du Bois department urged “the early acquisition of a library of Afro-American studies,” no one at the time anticipated that UMass Amherst would come to have world-class holdings in the subject, most spectacularly including nearly 165 linear feet of the personal and professional papers of W. E. B. Du Bois himself. This material came to the campus through the good graces of his widow, Shirley Graham Du Bois, inspired largely by her respect and affection for the department and its mission. Randolph W. “Bill” Bromery, the university’s first black chancellor, was so determined to see the collection housed on the campus that, warned by redbaiting politicians of dire consequences to the university should a penny of state money ever be spent acquiring or archiving the material, he arranged for private funding and went to Cairo, Egypt, to oversee shipment. In the photograph at right, taken at a 1973 ceremony, Mrs. Du Bois signs over the collection as Bromery sits at her right. To her left is the historian Herbert Aptheker, who for several years had cared for, arranged, and supplemented the collection. 21

Clockwise from bottom: Robert Paul Wolff, Julius Lester, John Bracey, William Strickland, Ernest Allen.

Thelwell notes, “luminaries in the black tradition. In the department’s first decade we created the most scintillating gathering of black intellectuals anywhere in the world.”

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He cites, in literature, the renowned Nigerian novelist, poet, and critic Chinua Achebe, and novelist and essayist James Baldwin. From the world of jazz came drummer Max Roach and saxophonist Archie Shepp. The playwright Paul Carter Harrison was on hand, along with sculptor Ray Miles and painter Nelson Stevens. The African art historian Josephus Vidal Olafemi Richards established a flourishing fabric-design studio in New Africa House. Bringing their firsthand knowledge of diplomacy and politics were Cherif Guellal, the former Algerian ambassador to Washington, and Ivanhoe Donaldson, a political activist who organized campaigns for Julian Bond, Andrew Young, and others. Anthropologist Johnnetta Cole was a powerful presence; so was sociologist William Julius Wilson, although he was never a formal member of the department. And then there was Shirley Graham Du Bois, Du Bois’s wife, who taught African literature and creative writing. During an initial visit to Amherst, Thelwell recalls, Mrs. Du Bois “was startled and delighted by the department and its work. She so endorsed the enterprise that she came back and joined our faculty for a year, and her son, David Graham Du Bois, taught journalism here. So our relationship with the Du Bois family is not at all superficial, it’s organic—which is why the Du Bois


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papers now reside on this campus. And that relationship was based on her appreciation of the department being founded on the highest principles of Dr. Du Bois’s life of advocacy of the advancement of the race and the enhancement of the intellectual process in this country.” During that period, Thelwell says, “I would travel in Europe, and when people heard I was from the University of Massachusetts they would say, ‘Oh, is that where Chinua Achebe is? Is that where Max Roach is?’ And they would seem genuinely awestruck.” Nor were these titans remote celebrities, flown in to make brief appearances and then be whisked out of sight. They were ongoing presences on the campus, widely accessible to students and endlessly inspiring as exemplars of high achievement. That period was marked too by exciting spinoffs from the department. Under Esther Terry’s direction the Black Repertory Theatre (precursor of the New WORLD Theater) mounted any number of memorable productions. Other offshoots included the annual Jazz in July classes and concerts and Black Musicians Conferences. Altogether it made for what Thelwell calls “a vibrancy that didn’t exist anywhere else in the country.”

It was perhaps too good to last, and not all of it did. “We began,” Thelwell concedes, “with extraordinarily ambitious and somewhat naive curricular projections.

But budget cuts narrowed that vision and led to attrition.” Even so, the department soldiered on, always meeting its key objective of preparing black undergraduates to compete in the broader world without surrendering their ethnic identities or abandoning their communities. Central to the department’s success in good times and bad has been a stalwart group of faculty members. John Bracey, who Shabazz calls “by far the bestknown scholar out of this department,” is a celebrated historian of such topics as the NAACP and a staunch activist, teaching in inner cities and prisons; he has also provided effective leadership beyond the department as vice president of the faculty union and secretary of the Faculty Senate. The political scientist William Strickland, another veteran activist, is also a political consultant who helped run Jesse Jackson’s 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns. Ernest Allen Jr., an authority on 19th- and 20th-century social, political, and intellectual history, has become the department’s unofficial chronicler and an inspired explorer of the pedagogic potential of computers. Others no longer with the department include Thelwell, who taught history and literature, and Esther Terry, who covered drama. Eugene Terry taught in and directed the writing program and served as the department’s archivist. The philosopher Robert Paul Wolff did heroic work in helping to establish the

A recent gathering in New Africa House’s Augusta Savage Gallery. From left: James Smethurst, Kym Morrison, Steven Tracy, Amilcar Shabazz, Chester Davis.

doctoral program and arranging for scholarships for South African students. Chester Davis came from the Institute of the Black World to teach education and serve as the department’s associate chair and eventually as its chairman. And Julius Lester was for 17 years a student favorite before tensions with his colleagues led to his departure to the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies in 1988.

program,” he says, “but I was wrong. Now when I travel the country, other academics tell me how impressive they find our graduates. And I’d say that 90 percent of our doctoral graduates are fully employed; one or two are chairmen of their department, and some have established departments or programs in African American studies. So in terms of carrying on the academic enterprise, the doctoral program has been a resounding success.”

When the push to create a

Even so, Thelwell wonders whether something of the fire and idealism of the pioneering generation of blackstudies scholars hasn’t been lost now that the field has gained a secure and even comfortable place in the national

doctoral program went into high gear, Thelwell was skeptical. “I wasn’t sure we had the faculty resources to do justice to such a

Keeping the tradition Alive

The more recent arrivals in its faculty have produced some of the most impressive scholarship in the Du Bois department’s history. A Yemisi Jimoh teaches literature and has research interests in African American literary and cultural studies, critical race studies, and narratology. She offers courses in 20th-century African American literature, emphasizing narrative, African American literary movements, and African American women writers. Karen Y. “Kym” Morrison’s areas of expertise include the social and cultural histories of Latin America, the Caribbean, the African diaspora, 18th- and 19th-century Cuba, family history, and race relations. Amilcar Shabazz, the department’s current chairman, focuses in his teaching on historical studies, with an emphasis on social and cultural movements, political economy, theory, methods, and public history. Manisha Sinha’s research and teaching interests are in 19th-century U.S. history, especially the history of the south, slavery, abolition and antislavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction. She is currently working on a book on African Americans and the movement to abolish slavery. James Smethurst’s scholarly interests include African American literature and culture, 20th-century poetry in English, 19th- and 20th-century American literature, Chicana/o literature, ethnic studies, literary modernism, the literature of industrialization and urbanization, cultural and intellectual history, gender studies, film, music, and popular culture. Steven C. Tracy is an authority on the blues and the work of Langston Hughes. A singer and harmonica player, he has recorded with his own band and others and opened for such musical legends as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. 23

Rethinking Two ’60s Movements academy. He especially worries that it has become “far more conventionally academic than activist and innovative. Perhaps of necessity, it has taken on more and more of the features of the departments it was established to correct; the corrective, revisionist mission has become diluted.” Not surprisingly, Amilcar Shabazz thinks otherwise. “Look,” he argues, “the corrective effort in African American studies has been so successful that in such areas as the historical study of slavery or the literary appreciation of older and contemporary black writing, the war has essentially been won. But I do see one broad area in which corrective work is still very much needed: political economy, especially in the face of persistent inequality, abysmal health indicators, and unacceptable rates of incarceration. African Americans still have too much access to the American nightmare rather than the American dream. That’s the challenge for the years ahead. “This department was founded within a humanities and fine arts context,” Shabazz adds. “Over the years our faculty was trimmed down to the interdisciplinary nexus of history, politics, literature, and culture. So what’s up with the social and behavioral sciences? To deal with the complex and pressing social, political, and economic problems confronting us all, we need to expand our already strong relations with other departments and centers in those areas. We must work with them to co-create effective, meaningful research agendas and community-engagement initiatives.” Shabazz also sees one more great challenge: “We need to continue to be the best.” This article draws greatly from Look Back and Wonder: The Genesis of AfroAmerican Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a documentary film by Professor Ernest Allen Jr. It is in the final stages of production and will soon be available.


The Du Bois department will mark its 40th anniversary with an interdisciplinary conference casting a scholarly eye on much of the social, political, and cultural turmoil from which the department arose. “Art and Power in Movement: An International Conference Rethinking the Black Power and Black Arts Movements” will be held on campus November 18–20, 2010, and will assess how, in the 1960s and ’70s, the Black Power movement and its cultural twin, the Black Arts movement, altered Americans’ understandings of culture, education, community, politics, and even their own identities. “From a list of more than 50 solid proposals for papers from all across the country and some overseas nations, we’ve picked three dozen of the very best,” reports Amilcar Shabazz, the department’s chairman. “We’ve also lined up some especially impressive keynoters, including poets Sonia Sanchez and Amiri Baraka and pianist Randy Weston. The conference will galvanize the department’s expertise in this area and reaffirm UMass Amherst’s importance as a center for scholarship in the history and culture of the 1960s and ’70s, especially as they related to Afrodescended people.” As planned by professors John Bracey, James Smethurst, and William Strickland, the conference will trace the manner in which the echoes of the Black Power and Black Arts movements have reverberated even to the present, including both positively and negatively in the 2008 presidential election. It will also consider how the movements inspired the establishment of specialized academic fields in a variety of racial, cultural, and social domains and influenced a number of alreadyestablished fields. Among the other major issues to be addressed will be how the movements inspired the founding and growth of an enduring public arts sector and, by demonstrating that the finest popular culture is worthy of high respect, provoked debate about what culture truly is and what it might and ought to do.

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The Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars rocked the crowd at the 2010 Green River Festival.

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couple of hours before the first band takes the stage, Becky George ’99MBA is in full festival mode, zipping around Greenfield Community College in a golf cart, delivering wristbands, giving instructions, boosting spirits. A walkie-talkie chatters on the seat beside her. It’s going to be a scorcher. Do the volunteers have water? Are the vendors happy? “People have moved here because of the Green River Festival,” says George, festival coordinator. “It’s the kind of event that makes you want to be a part of the community that puts it together.”


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a field full of people who are basically neighbors and friends…that’s a great feeling,” says Martell. The music draws him—he’s a guitarist, and his “real” job is music-related too: he’s sales manager for the Country Dance and Song Society, based in Haydenville. In addition to George and Martell, several other UMass Amherst alumni make the event happen. Kirsten Wedegartner ’01 works for the energy company Sandri, the lead corporate sponsor. She has set up a display detailing the company’s newest business ventures: wood-pellet central heating systems, solar thermal systems, and solar electric photovoltaics. Sandri has signed on to help underwrite the festival for three years. “It’s a great fit for us,” says Wedegartner. “We have moved into renewable energy so we can talk to people about that, many of whom are current customers.” She’s a one-woman tour de force, chatting up festival-goers, riffing on solar heaters, glycolic solutions, tax credits, a new grant she helped secure, and greencollar jobs.

Festival coordinator Becky George ’99MBA works year-round to make the 24-year-old event better and better. In 2010, a new parking system was a success and recycling increased by more than 50 percent over last year.

George is one of those people. After attending her first festival in 2004 she plotted her return to the Pioneer Valley. By the following year, she had bought a house in Greenfield and volunteered at the festival. In 2006, she landed a job with the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce as director of the Greenfield Business Association. For the past four years, a large part of her job has been to run the annual festival, which turns 25 next year. How do you throw a giant two-day lawn party for 10,000 people? Especially one known for its “summer of love” flavor—rocking roots music, dozens of hot air balloons, solarpowered kids’ tent, green vendors, local artists, and eco-minded sponsors? Start early, and pay attention to details. Learn from your mistakes, says George, who is warm and funny and exudes positive energy. Figure out how to inspire hundreds of volunteers.


Build relationships, she says. Be real. There’s a sign outside the main gate of the Festival that simply says “Issues Resolved Here.” “The only issue I can recall is a few years ago when a handful of festivalgoers complained about a tent in their way… they came and told on the tenters,” laughs Jeff Martell ’01, site manager, in between stints handing out programs at the main gate. “We don’t bust the Sam Adams sipper,” he says of the festival having a no-alcohol policy, but not cooler checks. “It’s just not that type of event.” Martell used to have George’s job with the Chamber, so has earned wisdom about how—and why—the festival works. George says Martell is indispensible during the festival, simply making things happen. His working title is: “he who should be obeyed.” For Martell, it’s a labor of love. “When it starts to get dark, and I look out on

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The behind-the-scenes-work is a blur as the brilliant day unfolds. The field is a sea of moving color: juicy-fruit striped hula-hoops, picnic quilts, beach umbrellas, sundresses and flipflops. Bodies dancing, music wafting, balloons awaiting flight. Over at the t-shirt booth, the festival’s unofficial historian, Bob Diamond ’76, is telling tallish tales. He’s worked at the festival every year, as a member of the WHAI radio station promotion team. The event started out as a balloon festival, so back in the day Diamond would begin broadcasting at 5 a.m., “when there were about four spectators for the balloon liftoff,” he says. The most exciting year was when a microburst came through one afternoon: “Our trailer was oscillating in the wind and money got loose and was flying through the air,” recalls Diamond. Another time, Taj Majal ’63 was playing in a rainstorm, and “he yelled to the dozen of us still on the grounds, ‘do you want to dance?’ and we said, yeah, and so he played and we danced in a mud bog. It was great,” Diamond says. Handling the load-in for dozens of bands both days puts the pressure on Kim McAulay ’06. From command

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Site manager Jeff Martell ‘01 makes it all come together on the grounds of Greenfield Community College, which has hosted the festival for a quarter century. Corporate sponsor Sandri’s Kirsten Wedegartner ‘01 is on hand to promote her employers’ energy alternatives. Kim McAulay ‘06, who works for venerable Klondike Sound in Greenfield, manages the details for all the musical acts in the two-day lineup.

central inside one of GCC’s classroom buildings, she receives calls from the musicians’ managers as they pull their vans and tour buses into town. She deploys greeters, gets orange security fencing moved to make way for tour buses, fetches the musical talent their credentials, points them toward food and dressing rooms. Macauley coordinates the sound people with the managers. “It’s almost a year-long process,” she says of organizing the music end of things. As office manager for Klondike Sound in Greenfield, a professional audio company that handles the sound for the Festival, Macauley is a great fit for the position. “Excuse me,” she says, then takes a call to talk in the driver for Old Crow Medicine Show from I-91.

For Becky George, the festival is the high point of the year, yet just one star in the constellation that is Franklin County. George passionately believes the charm of Greenfield lies in its continual self-discovery. “It’s a place that is still becoming,” says George, which means there’s an openness to new ideas. For instance, since George became director, she has grown the Business Association membership from 40 to 120 businesses. She has helped spearhead new events, such as “Brick + Mortar,” a fall video festival curated by UMass Amherst University Gallery director Loretta Yarlow. The festival presents cutting-edge works from around the world in Greenfield’s historic buildings.

Greenfield is also known for its preponderance of artists. Massachusetts claims roughly 20,000 artists, and 10 percent of them live in Franklin County, which has only one percent of the state’s total population. George has become a mover and shaker with “Fostering Arts and Culture,” a combined effort of several of the region’s development organizations to promote and nurture the arts in rural lifestyle. “The festival signals what Greenfield and Franklin County are about: growth and renewal, arts and nature,” she says. “It’s the perfect blend of business and pleasure.”

Bob Diamond ’76 works for WHAI 98.3 FM, one of the festival’s radio sponsors. In 1981 he became a part-time sports announcer at WHAI and has been in radio sales for 25 years. In 2008, he wrote Selling Air (iUniverse), a guidebook on how to launch a successful career in radio sales.




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Adam Myerson ’98 chased down his dream of becoming a pro bike racer and coach.


he first tip-offs that the wellworn house in Hadley is a “Bike Haus” are the racks on the cars parked haphazardly in the driveway. The next clues are the clothes covering three wooden drying racks and festooning the front porch rail. Padded shorts and jerseys stiffen in the 90-degree heat. Inside, the pantry is stocked with pasta, rice, and beans. A peek into the garage confirms that serious cyclists live here: 20-plus bikes and a jumble of parts crowd the space, along with tire pumps, a repair stand, cases of Powerade and Vitamin Water.

Seven cyclists, including five recent UMass Amherst grads, share this Bike Haus on Stockbridge Road. They raced for the club team, worked for the Bike Co-op, pedaled on the Norwottuck trail, and forged a new link in a long chain of campus cyclists. Memories of bike houses are sweet for cycling alumni. In fact, some grads were so taken with the cycling life that they have found ways to make their living in the two-wheeled world. “We can’t shake it,” says Adam Myerson ’98, still a pro racer at age 38. UMass Bicycle Racing Club connections brought Myerson to Amherst in 1990 after some sketchy high school years in the Brockton punk rock scene. He took eight years to earn his degree because every spring

semester he was off to the races. Myerson is the most successful racer to come out of UMass Amherst; in his last semester he won the Collegiate National Cyclocross Championship and in 2003 he won the final leg of the Milk Ras, Ireland’s premier cycling event. Like middle-schoolers sprung early from class, cyclocross racers plow through mud, sand, and sometimes snow, churn across grassy fields, and jump or carry their bikes over barriers, including tree trunks and stairs. Faster than mountain biking, with shorter circuits, “‘cross” requires incredible control and endurance. Myerson stays strong with six-to-seven-hourlong training days in winter, shorter sessions of brutal hill climbing and interval training other times of the year, and plenty of racing. Prone to

Mike Zanconato ’99 crafts tough custom cycles.

A cyclist on a tour masterminded by Glen Goldstein ’84 puts her feet up in Historic Deerfield.

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introspection, he says he finds “joy in self-inflicted misery” in the high intensity, fast-growing sport. Still a bike nomad, he shuttles from his Dorchester home to training in Arizona to his pro team’s North Carolina base and travels nationwide for races. All the while, he fits in coaching, personally and on-line, while supervising his staff. Myerson believes studying Shakespeare and Afro-American literature gave him insight into human motivation and grounding in analytical reasoning that are coaching essentials.

Steve Roszko ’93 takes a break from racing to pedal his kids on the Norwottuck Trail. His Xtracycle is fashioned from a frame built by fellow racer Mike Zanconato ’99. John Solem

Madison Avenue in 2005 to start his cycle-touring business from his home in Narrowsburg, New York.

Myerson wears his personal anti-doping statement below his sleeve.

Myerson’s combination of athletic drive and English-major communication skills made him a natural early adopter and popularizer of ‘cross. His sophomore year, he took over the promotion of a small Amherst cyclocross race, the oldest of its kind in the country. Now named the Cycle-Smart International for Myerson’s coaching business, it attracts 1,200 racers. This November, the 20th CycleSmart International will be held in Northampton’s Look Park. Myerson calls it “my love letter to the valley.” Glen Goldstein ’84 says his valley valentine is the annual bike tour he orchestrates, bringing 300-plus New York City-area cyclists to his alma mater for an August weekend of cruising past tobacco barns and farm stands. Goldstein worked in public relations for 15 years before leaving


He pulls together at least five major rides every summer — on Long Island, in the Hudson Valley, and the Amherstbased Farm Tour. Each tour requires precision planning, from transporting bikes to and from the city to cycling routes to meals, beers, and beds for up to 2,500 ravenous riders. Accustomed to the demands of corporate clients, he wields a walkie-talkie on tour and stays affable in the face of such questions as, “How many red lights are there on this ride?”

rolling with the blessing of the bikes at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine. He conceived of the popular event and the clergy easily agreed to sprinkle bikes with holy water right in the nave of the church. Last year, Goldstein brought his infant daughter along. Although he and his wife are considering a tandem (“It may be an express ride to a divorce”) and he owns a folding bike and a recumbent (“I ride it to make people laugh”), these days he’s most likely to pedal a bike with a baby trailer.

Steve Roszko ’93 also tows a baby trailer, as well as two older children on the seats attached to the elongated frame of his Xtracycle, one of his Every April Goldstein six bikes. Roszko lived for a time gets the cycling season in a 1990s Bike Haus with Adam Myerson, four other racers, and a dining room full of expensive bikes in Northampton. When responsibility for registering riders for racing club events fell to reliable Roszko, his hatred of the tedium of data entry inspired him to start, an on-line registration site. Hundreds of people turn out every year for the Blessing of By 2005, the business the Bikes organized by cycling enthusiast Glen Goldstein ’84. was big enough for him

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to leave his information technology job and run it full time. BikeReg now has four employees and registers racers for up to 70 events a week, many with thousands of cyclists. Roszko road-raced nationally for a couple of years after earning a mechanical engineering degree and still races locally on a Cannondale. He cycles five or more days a week and savors the valley’s variety. “You can go north/south and flat along the river or east/west if you want hills. The roads are quiet, and unlike up in Vermont, there are a lot of them.” Like Roszko, fellow former bike racing club member Mike Zanconato ’99 stays in touch with Myerson, who helped him in the early days of his custom bike building business. After UMass Amherst (and life in a bike shack near Amherst high school) he spent seven years as

an engineer at GE Plastics. Zanconato left GE to build cyclocross and road bikes for serious cyclists from all over the country looking for well-designed machines they can use for a decade or more of punishing rides. He and his wife, Rebecca Gulati ’98, race cyclocross on Zanconato bikes. “In ‘cross, you demand so much of your body, you don’t want any more suffering,” he says, like a man who has rocked down many a rutted course. “Above all, a ‘cross bike must have a proper fit.” It must also have durability (crashes are expected) and stability. Zanconato is in his technical element describing in detail how he cuts and brazes the steel frames of his bikes. On his granite

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Largely self-taught, Mike Zanconato ’99 left chemical engineering to build bikes full-time in 2008. Fellow UMass student Eric Takiyama designed his “Z” logo.


Bike builder Marty Walsh ’02 of Geekhouse Bikes in Allston rides 365 days a year.

alignment table, a 1,200-pound, sixinch thick slab, he adjusts frames to near-perfect angles so riders won’t shimmy. When he shows the rolls of costly silver brazing wire and the precision machines that cut steel with ease and accuracy, it’s clear he’s found his calling. While Zanconato’s Yankee esthetic is as simple and enduring as the 1826 stone mill in Sutton, Mass., where he works, Marty Walsh ’02 builds bikes that shout for attention, from their bandanna-print paint jobs to their unexpected curves. “I was the bike geek in high school,” says Walsh, who doesn’t own a car. “I think I’ve been on a bike every day since I was 13.” At UMass Amherst, Walsh raced for the bike club, worked at the Bike Co-op, built six-foot dirt jumps behind his North Pleasant street house, and studied philosophy and Buddhism. He thought about grad school and teaching but the cycling life claimed him. After graduation he managed a bike shop and worked for a bicycle-component manufacturer before begging a custom builder to teach him the craft. Now Walsh and his staff of four build five types of steel-frame bikes at Geekhouse Bikes in Allston. They are particularly sought


after for fixed-gear bicycles. “They’re the gateway drugs of bikes,” Walsh says. “People are buying them because they’re just about the fastest way to get around Boston.” And, he says, cycling is growing because it’s environmentally aware, economical, and healthy. Thanks to zealots like Walsh, with his geek-chic eyeglasses and workshopcum-clubhouse, biking also enjoys a new cool factor. Even racer Adam Myerson has a fixedgear bike as one of the six in his stable. “Like every cool kid in the city,” he says, “that’s my transportation bike.” More often, though, he’s out training on a road or cyclocross bike. On a five-hour ride outside Boston in May, Myerson, renowned for staying on his saddle, was rear-ended by a car, flipped off his bike, and landed catlike on his feet. A few days later, he was sideswiped in an intersection and again pedaled away. Despite a bad-luck week like that, Myerson, like so many with UMass Amherst biking blood, still fervently believes what he tweets: “Riding Fixes Everything.”

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Bike Culture

Emily Barnes ’10 and Ariel Stimson ’10 focus on a shaky headset in the Bike Co-op.

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ob Kusner has a vision: “I can see the 8 a.m. class peloton streaming over the hill onto campus.…Unfortunately the temptation for students to drive is so great that we don’t have that yet, but I definitely see more students and faculty cycling lately.” Kusner, a math professor and bike commuter, is a long-time alternative transportation advocate, working to keep and improve the system of bike lanes and trails on campus and in the Amherst area. He follows in the bike path of physics prof Arthur Swift, for whom the campus connector to the popular 11-mile Norwottuck Rail Trail is named. Enthusiasts like Swift and Kusner, along with annual infusions of cycling students, keep the UMass Amherst bike culture spinning. The campus and environs are notably bike friendly, with dedicated lanes, active local clubs, approachable bike cops, and the Bike Co-Op, where for 30 years student mechanics have fixed flats, tuned up bikes, and made friends.

Ready, set, roll! UMass Bicycle Racing Club members race with riders of all ages and abilities in the annual Orchard Assault on campus. At right: Jim Fisk ’10.


Ariel Stimson ’10 taught Emily Barnes ’10 the basics of bike repair there. “Bikes are a big part of my life,” says Stimson, who worked this summer fixing bikes along the Norwottuck Trail. Their senior year, Barnes and Stimson dedicated many hours to their UMass Amherst cycling vision: the Maroon Bike Share program. With Barnes’s Commonwealth Honors College research grant, they bought, repaired, and painted 10 bikes. The student council plans to loan the maroon bikes to students on a weekly basis. “In the long term, I hope there are more grants to buy a larger fleet and to create a fund to maintain the bikes,” Barnes says. Her dream is a system like the Paris Velib, with thousands of dedicated bikes in selflocking, electronic docking stations. In their Hadley Bike Haus, Jeremy Durrin ’10 and Joe Clemenzi ’10, co-presidents of the UMass Bicycle Racing Club, maintain the tradition of grads who live and ride together. Durrin (a road racer) and Clemenzi (a mountain biker) reinvigorated the racing club and ran the Orchard Assault, which every spring attracts mountain bikers from all over New England to the 3.4-mile course on Orchard Hill. Durrin aspires to go pro and is training to become a cycling coach. One of his favorite local rides is round-trip from Amherst to Great Barrington — 115 hilly miles in sixand-a-half hours on a BH Connect road bike.

UMass Bike Club racers Tiahna Harris ’13 (above) and Marc MacLeod ’13 (below) bump down Orchard Hill.

Interested more in the sustainable benefits of bike culture, Emily Barnes pushes off from a nearly full bike rack outside the library on a heavy $25, vintage-1970s cruiser with shiny fenders and a broad saddle. “I like going fast, but I don’t like being timed,” she says. Different spokes for different folks, that’s the UMass Amherst cycling culture.

Fixes RidingEverything -Adam Myerson ’98


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Pack Mentality Can we live peacefully with coywolves among us? By Carol Connare

It is dusk and Jon Way ’97 is stalking an eastern coyote. His white Toyota truck is parked on a residential road in the middle-class Cape Cod village of Centerville, within the town of Barnstable. A quilt of neatly mown lawns flanks rows of shingled houses. Way’s left arm pokes out his driver-side window brandishing an eightpound antenna. In his lap a receiver chirps steadily.

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“Cake is right over there,” he whispers, pointing to shrubbery. Cake is a nine-year-old female coyote—or coywolf, as Way has argued for the animals to be renamed. One-third of eastern coyotes’ genetic makeup consists of eastern wolf genes; roughly another third is related to coyotes but not found in any western coyote populations. Cake is one of five local animals wearing radio collars installed by Way. The collars allow him to regularly track and record their movements, which he does at night and in the early morning hours, fitting in his research around his day job as a park ranger for the Cape Cod National Seashore, a 45-minute drive from his house. This neighborhood, practically devoid of fences between yards and a mile from the house Way shares with his wife and two kids, is ideal habitat for the nocturnal suburban prowlers, says their nocturnal suburban tracker. “Even if she gets lucky once in every 100 houses, bread left out or something from a compost pile, it’s worth it,” Way explains.


The beeps grow louder. Way says softly, “Right behind us.” Visible through the rear window, a coywolf minces across the street. Cake is breathtaking—her mottled fur, her low-slung body, her purposeful gait. She gave birth to six pups this spring, and she is foraging for their dinner. Way jots in a notebook: 8:45p.m. Cake moving west to east, toward horse stables. Later, Way will translate the evening’s data, upwards of 20 entries, onto a map for longitudinal study. Meanwhile, Cake seemingly vaporizes, slinking her way through suburbia. Way has been tracking coywolves for 12 years and has collected thousands of points of data on more than 40 collared specimens. He has published 30 scientific papers, with research spanning such topics as the animals’ use of bridges and other human structures in their territories, social and play behavior, and transient and nomadic patterns. He is a coyote expert, and for some, a conundrum: Way is hardly the dispassionate

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scientist; he is awed by coywolves’ ability to adapt so perfectly to this type of landscape, and to negotiate cars, roads, yards, and people. He speaks out against the regulations governing their hunting. Way heard the call of the wild when he was a Commonwealth College student at UMass Amherst majoring in wildlife and fisheries biology. Background readings on coyotes for his senior thesis revealed that few if any scientific studies had been done on eastern coyotes in the Bay State, and none about urban or suburban coyotes anywhere. In 2000, Way earned a master’s degree in science from UConn by documenting the ecology of eastern coyotes in suburban Cape Cod, and then took a job at the Bronx Zoo. Way returned to school seven months later at Boston College to earn a PhD combining science and science education through its Urban Ecology Institute. The program, designed to bring high school teachers and students into real research about their environments through work with doctoral candidates, was a perfect fit.

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8:50 p.m. Cake is moving toward the cranberry bog. Her beeps grow faint. “Okay, Cake, what the heck…” Way pulls a U-ey, and we drive around a few more neighborhoods, trying to pick up Cake’s signal as she hunts for rabbits, rodents, and possibly cats. As we canvass the streets, blue flashes illuminate living rooms—maybe Animal Planet is on while a wild thing strolls by the patio slider.

When tracking, Way sits quietly in his truck, windows up so the animals can’t smell him. A familiar chirp breaks the silence. With about 1,000 houses in her territory, Cake will travel up to 10 miles a night, foraging for herself and her family. If Cake doesn’t score something from her human neighbors (such as bread put out near bird feeders), she’ll catch a few mice, return to the den, and regurgitate the meal. The pups were born in late March, explains Way, and will begin to hunt for themselves by fall. Cake’s mate is an uncollared brown male with slim white shoulder streaks that Way recognizes by sight; coywolves join in mating pairs that stay monogamous sometimes for whole life spans, but more usually for a few years at a time. The male has a central role in feeding the pups, often supplying up to half their food and spending much time with them. If Jon Way had his druthers, he’d be tracking and studying these cunning creatures full-time. For now he must bide his time, enthusiastically interpreting the ecology of sand

dunes and other natural processes for families while he awaits renewal of state permits to conduct his research. “Things are moving at a glacially slow rate,” says Way. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has required of him an Animal Care and Use permit from a university to rubberstamp his research. The permit is in process through the University of Connecticut. Creeping the Toyota along back roads, Way recounts his run-ins with the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Frustration crackles his voice. “Just about anyone can get a permit for $30 and kill unlimited numbers of these animals for almost half the year, for no reason other than to kill them for fun,” says Way. To him, it’s a crime that these social, intelligent, family-oriented creatures are targets for hunters, while he believes they greatly benefit the ecosystem. On this, Way and the state’s wildlife officials agree. The agency outlines misconceptions and fears about coyotes, stating that many people don’t recognize their beneficial aspects, such as controlling populations of small animals, and aiding scavenger animals, like fishers and ravens, with their leftovers. But the state allows liberal hunting, even as the law explicitly forbids homeowners from killing an animal simply due to its presence. A coyote must “present a threat to human safety,” and regulations state “coyotes taking pets are not considered an immediate threat to human safety.” Way thinks the animals are largely misunderstood and misrepresented. “They’ve gotten a bum rap,” says he. “The same agency that freely hands

out hunting licenses to kill unlimited numbers of these animals, including my collared animals, has made it a nightmare for me to study them. I have repeatedly received Animal Care and Use protocols from a university, yet they always seem to find a reason to delay or even stop this research,” says Way. He is frustrated because he has clearly articulated his long-term goal to make a career out of studying these animals, plus, he says he knows permits are given to other people without Animal Care protocols, “but I am very controversial to the fraction of hunters that prefer to slaughter coywolves…. I have clearly paid the price for this.” Way’s wish would be to get a lifetime permit to continue his work “without political interference from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.” Citizens sound the alarm when the animals prey on their pets; hunters have a powerful lobby with the gun industry behind them. The coywolves have Way and a handful of supporters. And only a few of those have Way’s intimate knowledge of the wolf hybrids: he lived as a member of a pack for three years. Way was already recognized as a coyote expert on the Cape when he received a life-changing phone call in April of 2002. Would he come see about a “nuisance” animal, a mother who had denned under a backyard shed in a thickly settled section of Falmouth? Under a different research permit, Way adopted five pups from a litter of nine, saving the life of at least the underweight runts in the process, and probably others, too: coyote litters are typically five pups, and nine represented an overly large burden for the parents. Way took the pups home and had them temporarily at his grandparents’ house, where he ate, slept, and played among them for a month. He became the alpha member of the pack, leading the animals in harmonious howl-a-longs and hand-feeding them as if a parent. Way was integrated into their social interactions. “I recognized every subtle gesture of these canids in the same way that a parent sees hurt or


Now we are tracking Ice. Way captured him in January 2009 in Hyannisport; it was so cold, the trap was frozen to the ground, hence his name. It’s the last animal he collared before his permits expired. “Ice is a pretty cool guy,” says Way. “He’s neutral about cars.”

joy in the eyes of their children, or how couples communicate without words,” says Way.

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Way transitioned the pups to the Stone Zoo in Stoneham when they were old enough, at about two months. For several years after he visited them almost daily, all the while deeply studying the ecology of captive coyotes as part of his PhD.

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When the coywolves were three years, zoo management staff decided it was better for the captives to assert their own pack order without a human’s presence. Way had to say goodbye to Cane, Caon, Lupe, Trans, and Late: “I felt almost overcome with grief and bitterness, especially since I was clear with the zoo that I wanted this to be a long-term project and that my interaction with the animals was critical to the project,” he says. “After all, I had spent the better part of the last three years with them, which was more time than I had spent with anyone, including family and friends.” When he left his captive littermates, they sent up a distinctive mournful howl, the one reserved for deaths of pack members. The animals were bereaved at Way’s departure and Way was heartbroken that an institution could betray his wishes to continue long-term study. Way says that when a pack or clan loses a breeding canid, the animals suffer emotions of grief, sometimes for a lifetime. So he advocates for a hunting season that doesn’t interfere with gestation, a ban on baiting and attracting them for hunting purposes, a bag limit that reflects the animals’ social tendencies, and above all else, for humane non-lethal treatment of


about coywolves and, where you can purchase a copy of Way’s book, Suburban Howls.

We drive to the end of a cul-de-sac and there’s a graduation party going on, music filters in from the pool house, and cars line the street. We park beyond the luxury vehicles and promptly lose the signal. We pick up Ice again by Four Seas Ice Cream in Centerville. We pull over and Way shuts off the truck. The chirping gets louder, Cape summer traffic buzzes by. Ice crosses the road in front of us. Way says he’s a very fit and handsome adult male, weighing more than 40 pounds. 10:10 p.m. Ice moving north.

these social animals, such as not feeding them, and using intimidation (like shouting, banging pots, nonlethal paintball guns) to encourage them to stay away from people and pets. Until Way can capitalize on the UConn connection, it’s a catch-22: He can’t expand his research without permits; he can’t continue making a case for why these animals deserve some protections without deeper research. But what the data tell him so far, what he thinks is true, is that culling the population— unreliably estimated at 10,000 by Fisheries and Wildlife although Way believes between 3,000 and 5,000 in Massachusetts is more likely given that they live at fairly low densities—doesn’t necessarily protect anyone or anything. Because these animals, explains Way, are proficient at surviving in this landscape. Take one pack out, another one moves in. Random slaughter could end up taking too many adult pairs leaving packs of teenagers to roam sometimes in areas at higher densities than when the original adults were there. Any parent will agree that’s probably a bad idea, for man or beast.

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“Ice had a pal, non-collared, that he hung around with,” says Way. A few weeks ago Way was called to see a two- to three-year-old adult coyote killed on Rte. 28. He says solemnly that he thinks it was Ice’s buddy. “I’ve only seen him traveling alone.” While we wend back toward Cake, Way explains his goals: he wants to continue to learn the coywolves’ ecology, conduct long-term studies, and eventually—his dream—he wants to build a research and education center like the international wolf center in Ely, Minnesota, for coywolves on Cape Cod. Aloud, he wonders, how Ice maneuvers across roads with so many cars while his friend possibly died up on the highway. “Maybe a weather event,” he muses. “Lightning can freak out any animal.” 10:28 p.m. Cake is back with her pups. “She may have filled up quickly,” says Way. Time to call it a night. Way slips back into his yard, back to his den and his human pack and mate, to catch some sleep before dawn. Cake was found dead in late August, most likely killed by a car.

You were.You are. UMASS. Calling all Members! If you graduated from UMass Amherst, then you are a member of the Alumni Association! Gone are the conditions and annual dues that once defined access to the Association’s programs. In their place is an inclusive membership with open access to a range of services, benefits, and discounts, and the flexibility to invest in your Alumni Association on your own terms. “Our alumni are incredibly proud of their UMass Amherst heritage,” says Alumni Association Executive Director Anna Symington ‘76S, ‘79, ‘83G. “The Alumni Association’s new membership program recognizes that pride and honors those who have supported the Alumni program in the past and continue to invest in its future.” As you invest in your Alumni Association to sustain and grow its programs and services, your membership level and the recognition and associated benefits also grow! Print out your membership card, review your membership history and learn more about benefits and discounts at

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You were.You are. UMASS. Career Connections Targets Young Alumni A UMass Amherst degree can really take you places, so long as you also have the skills to identify opportunities and connect with the right people. As this might be a little daunting for young alumni new to the workforce, the Alumni Association’s Career Connections program offers practical advice to get them on the right path toward a new career: Be sure your résumé is ready. With limited work experience in an industry, highlight course work related to that field, as well as extra-curricular activities that developed transferable skills of value to an employer. Use social media appropriately. Social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook are powerful tools to build a network and connect with professionals in your field. Beware of what you post online because all content is open for scrutiny by potential employers. Make the most of who you know. Reach out to your personal contacts to let them know about your goals and interests. Eighty percent of job seekers say that their personal network assisted them in their job search efforts.

Julia Metzidakis ’06 (left) and Alison Leuchtenburg ’10 practice networking skills at a young alumni career workshop.

Practice meeting new people. In this age of email, texting, and social media, the art of face-to-face introduction and conversation is sometimes lost. Practice a short introduction and longer “elevator speech” that will grab and keep someone’s attention. Build your professional network. Look at a professional network as an ongoing support system for sharing information, services, and career development leads. You should be able to contribute to your network as well as receive information. Find a mentor. Mentors don’t provide jobs, but rather insight and detailed information on industries or life choices that you are considering. UMass Amherst alumni volunteer their expertise through the Minuteman Mentor program. To learn more about upcoming Career Connections programs and online services, visit


John Jacobson ’05 (right), a technology consultant with IBM, spoke with young alumni about the computer engineering industry. At left, Isenberg School of Management grad Lokesh Madhwani ’07.

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As students, the Class of 1960 enjoyed football rallies, mixers and smokers, and meeting-up at The Hatch. Little did they know that 50 years later they would return to their alma mater to present the largest class gift ever made in the university’s history. The Class of 1960 proudly presented the Million Heirs Scholarship Endowment totaling $1,345,663 during Reunion Weekend this past May. Classmates came up with the idea for this impressive gift as they started to plan their 50th reunion almost 20 years ago. “We set a goal to leave a lasting legacy for the Class of 1960 by raising enough money to give meaningful scholarships for generations to come,” said Don Moriarty ’60, chair of the Class of 1960 Gift Committee. For some it was an appreciation of life achievements and a desire to give back that prompted them to contribute to the campaign; for others it was simply school pride. “It wasn’t a hard sell because we’re all very close and we really appreciate what our UMass education has given us,” said Moriarty. “Once we

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Don Moriarty ’60 announces the total pledged for the Class of 1960 Million Heirs Scholarship.

started reaching out to our classmates and telling them what we were trying to do, they were happy to give. We’re so proud to have surpassed our goal.” In addition to the memorable Class Gift Ceremony, the Alumni Association planned an active schedule of events for Reunion Weekend that included social gatherings, school and college visits, campus tours, and lectures. “It’s a privilege to coordinate this special event each year,” said Anna Symington ’76S, ’79, ‘83G, executive director of the UMass Amherst Alumni Association. “Our reunion alumni represent what the Alumni Association is all about: lifelong affinity and pride in your alma mater!”

Tailgate at the Tent Be a part of the Tailgate Tent tradition at the next home football games: November 6, 2010 vs. Maine (Band Day) 1:30 p.m. – Tailgate 3:30 p.m. – Kick-off November 13, 2010 vs. Delaware 11 a.m. – Tailgate 1 p.m. – Kick-off


You were.You are. UMASS. The Optimist and the Contrarian Crowded into classrooms and meeting spaces around campus, students, faculty, and alumni alike turned out to hear two very different entrepreneurs speak on the subject of social and economic change. Eric Janszen ’04, president of the global market review company iTulip Inc., and John Jacobs ’90, chief creative optimist of Life is good, came back to campus as part of the Alumni Association’s Eleanor Bateman Scholar in Residence program. The three-day visits (Janszen in April and Jacobs in October) gave the campus community insight into the background and business outlook of these accomplished alumni. Known for his contrarian economic views and uncanny market predictions, Eric Janszen explained his take on the crisis facing the U.S economy. “The fundamental problem in our economy is the dominance of the finance, insurance, and real estate industries in terms of their influence on taxes, government, and regulatory policies, and also the total amount of cash flow from households and businesses that go toward paying fees, insurance, and interest on debt,” he noted. “We need to make changes that will reinforce our productive economy, and I believe one way to do that has to do with alternative energy.” Janszen has translated his many years of executive-level experience in the technology industry and as a venture capitalist into numerous books and articles. He is coauthor of America’s Bubble Economy and a soon-to-be released book, The Post-Catastrophe Economy: Rebuilding After the Great Collapse of 2008. John Jacobs brought the power of optimism to campus along with his firm belief in combining work with a larger social mission. A $100 million business based in Boston, Life is good spreads optimism with its colorful collection of apparel and accessories, and with Jake, the brand’s iconic cultural hero with the toothy grin. “‘Do what you like and like

what you do’ isn’t just a feel-good motto,” said Jacobs. “It represents the importance of discovering your true Eric Janszen: Making It in Today’s Market passion and translating that passion for a greater good.” The company held its first outdoor fundraising festival in 2003 to “rally good people around a great cause.” Since that time, the festivals have cropped up around the country and raised over $4 million dollars. The Life is good Kids Foundation helps young children overcome life-threatening challenges, including violence, illness, and extreme poverty.

John Jacobs: The Power of Optimism

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we thank you for your service In recognition of our alumni who serve or have served our country in our nation’s armed services, we salute you! Please visit our online tribute to view photos and recollections from our military alumni at

Lieutenant Colonel Elliot W. Porter ’46 (left) flew 20 missions over Germany as a B-17 pilot in World War ll. He served during the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring from the U.S. Air Force after 33 years. Sadly, he passed away in April 2010. His close friend, Major George H. Rosenfield ’46 (right) fought in Italy during World War ll as an infantryman with the 10th Mountain Division and served as a platoon leader in the Combat Engineers during the Korean War.

Sergeant Dave Boutin ’84 served with a mortar unit of the U.S. Army in Chu Lai, Vietnam from 1970 to 1971.

Captain David Falvey ’04, with the Massachusetts Army National Guard, was deployed to Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2007 – 2009.

First Lieutenant Leland Katz ’60 posed for a publicity shot in a T-33 jet trainer at the Lockbourne Air Force Base near Columbus, Ohio.

Captain Christine Schmidt ’01 served in the Middle East with the U.S. Air Force in 2003.

Captain William Noyes ’06 prepares to go out on patrol with the 2nd Battalion 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, currently deployed in Baghdad, Iraq.


Do you remember swimming at Puffer’s Pond or reciting the “Fight Song” at McGuirk Stadium? Did you stargaze at the Orchard Hill Observatory or perhaps visit the animals at Hadley Farm? The Alumni Association compiled campus traditions—old and new—to make the “100 Things to Do Before You Graduate” poster, which was distributed to students this fall. “We wanted to make the student experience fun and memorable,” said Melanie Cosgrove ’02, senior associate director for student and alumni programs. “Listing activities to do and places to visit while on campus keeps traditions alive and encourages students to see parts of UMass Amherst and the surrounding valley that they might not otherwise. Plus, they can pull out the poster years from now and reminisce about their college days and the things that UMass Amherst had to offer!”

Claire Hopkins ’12 reads through the list of “100 Things to Do Before You Graduate.”

How many of the “100 Things to Do” have you done? Sponsored bylist theand Alumni Association Visit to view the full check off the items that you’ve completed. Best of all, there’s still time to come back to campus to grab a smoothie at the Blue Wall or go to a football tailgate.

Eat at every Dining Common Recite the Fight Song Take a class outside of your comfort zone Find an alumni mentor on MaroonCentral Swim in Puffer’s Pond Do an internship or co-op Complete faculty-sponsoredits research Association is celebrating new Learn another language

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Enroll in a Five College class Meet your Dean $ Take a no-stress pass/fail class Visit the Writing Center for a little extra help Ask questions at a Career Fair Dance the night away at Commencement Ball Participate in Homecoming Have a Hospitality and Tourism Management meal at Name 10 prominent alumni Sample new foods at the Taste of UMass Buy a Tuition Raffle ticket during Family Weekend Have a cream puff at the Big E Attend an Etiquette Dinner When you make a membership investment of $50 or more from September through June, your Go to a Campus to Career program name will be entered into a drawing that month for $500, sponsored by Liberty Mutual.



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Visit our newly redesigned website at to learn about event at the Fine Arts Center Attend a cultural our new membership structure and enter! Pitch in at the Senior Shovel and Scoop Have DinnerYou withwere. Strangers You are. UMASS. Join the 24-hour UDance marathon Catch a movie at Something Every Friday 44 UMass Amherst • Fall 2010 See a student theatrical production

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I’m not shaking my finger saying don’t get manicures,” says Miliann Kang, holding up her own (bare) nail. “It’s fine to get them done; it’s fine not to.” However, Kang, a sociologist who had her first manicure for research purposes, does want people to chew on the rough questions of power, privilege, gender, race, and economics hidden under every glossy coat of professionally applied polish. A professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, Kang examines these issues in her riveting book The Managed Hand: Race, Gender, and the Body in Beauty Service Work (University of California Press, 2010). The daughter of Korean immigrants, she began the project in 1997 for her dissertation and spent “way too many” hours for the next 10-plus years in New York City nail salons. She studied two examples apiece of three types of Korean-operated salons: upscale spots serving professional white women (lots of French tips); salons in predominantly black neighborhoods (bring on the acrylics); and cut-rate salons in mixed areas.

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology Alan C. Swedlund is the author of Shadows in the Valley: A Cultural History of Illness, Death, and Loss in New England, 1840-1916 (University of Massachusetts Press, 2010). This close examination of the history of mortality in several rural communities in western Massachusetts, including Deerfield, seeks to reveal the experiences of those who suffered and died, of the health practitioners who attended them, and of the families who mourned and buried them, from the period just before acceptance of the germ theory of disease to the early days of public health reform. “A superb book, history at its very best” is just one of the

She wondered, why are so many salons owned and staffed by Asian immigrant women? Many customers presume that Asians have an innate ability for and enjoy this work. So not true, Kang found: it’s more a result of lack of better opportunities. Aren’t women who get their nails done self-indulgent pawns of the beauty culture? That’s another misconception, Kang learned. Other factors may be more important in driving women to nail salons, such as increasing their self-esteem, providing stress relief, or contributing to career advancement. Manicures are semi-intimate exchanges between strangers requiring hard physical and emotional work. Kang makes her case that this “body labor” should be respected and properly remunerated. “If you pay $12 for a discount manicure, you shouldn’t have unrealistic expectations. Don’t expect childcare, a 20-minute massage, or psychotherapy.” Ideally, she would like readers to understand the complex social nuances in play when women join hands across a manicure table.

accolades greeting history professor Heather Cox Richardson’s latest work, Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre (Basic Books, 2010). Dispelling the myth that the 1890 slaughter of Sioux men, women, and children at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, was simply an unfortunate accident or a cultural misunderstanding on a jittery frontier, Richardson instead traces the driving forces to greed, partisan politics, prejudice, and butchery in an account praised as thorough, professional, and chilling. Marla R. Miller’s Betsy Ross and the Making of America (Henry Holt and Co., 2010) shows holes in the traditional flag-creation myth but serves up so rich and compelling a life story that, as one admirer notes, “the entire world of women and work, family and church, and war and politics in revolutionary and post-revolutionary Philadelphia comes alive.”


bookmarks Arthur Asa Berger ’54 has published his 62nd book, The Objects of Affection: Semiotics and Popular Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). Stephen L. Priest ’66 has published his second outdoor book, Outdoor Enthusiast: Never say, “I wish I had…” (CreateSpace, 2009), an excellent resource for places and events to enjoy in northern New England. Steve’s stories illustrate how individuals and families can overcome physical and mental barriers (“my knees are bad”) and enjoy being outdoors. Robert White ’66 has a second book, 180: Climbing the Two Ladders to Inner Strength and Outer Freedom (Mind Adventure, Inc., 2009). It offers many ways to make an empowering 180 in your life. Interesting Times: The Story Of My Battle With Brain Cancer by Frank Lewenberg ’67 (2009) chronicles the experiences of Frank and his wife Betsy ’68 as they travel from the first symptoms of brain cancer through surgery and recovery. Richard Cohen ’68, emeritus professor of literature at the University of Maine, Presque Isle, has written The Forgotten Longfellow: Man in the Shadows (ARTSHIPpublishing, 2009). This biography is a snapshot of America in the 1800s through the eyes of Alexander Longfellow Sr. Mark Rossman ’71G, professor emeritus at Capella University, has published Graduate School and Beyond: Earning and Using Your Advanced Degree (Paradigm Publishers, 2010). John Creed ’75 and co-editor Susan B. Andrews are professors of journalism and humanities at Chukchi College in northwest Alaska. They have followed their first anthology of stories by Alaskan writers with Purely Alaska, Authentic Voices from the Far North (Epicenter Press, 2010). Rich Maltzman ’78 has used his engineering skills to manage a diverse array of projects including the successful deployment of the video and telecom infrastructure for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. Now he has coauthored Green Project Management (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2010), designed to help maximize limited project resources and get the most out of a modest budget. George Sommers ’78 went on parrot safari and documents his findings in I Saw Wild Parrots in New York City! (Wiggles Press, 2010), a true story of feral parrots that


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“Purely Alaska portrays the stunning physical world of Alaska and its spectacular challenges. These stories open hearts and memories to reveal the pain and strength, the joy, endurance and faith of those who survive and thrive within Alaska’s often unforgiving wintery power.” —William L. iggiagruk Hensley, author of Fifty Miles from Tomorrow

have successfully colonized the Big Apple. The flock has flourished since the 1970s. Resa Nelson ’81G blends fantasy, mystery, and action/ adventure in Our Lady of the Absolute (Mundania Press, 2009). Her first novel, The Dragonslayer’s Sword (Mundania Press, 2008), was recommended for the Nebula Award and was a finalist for the EPPIE Award for Best Fantasy Novel. Inder Sidhu ’83G, Cisco senior vice president, wrote Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today’s Profits & Drives Tomorrow’s Growth (FT Press, 2010). Sidhu offers a practical guidebook for leaders facing key strategic decisions. KJ Hannah Greenberg ’87G published Oblivious to the Obvious: Wishfully Mindful Parenting (French Creek Press, 2010). Greenberg shows that there are no garbage-strewn parking garages so awful or bathroom floods so deep as to be irredeemable by a good-hearted tale. Julaine (Herreid) Rosner ’88 recently published English for Child Care: Language Skills for Parents and Providers (Sunburst Media, 2010). Rosner teaches English as a Second Language at Mission College in Santa Clara, Calif. Drew Aquilina ’90 drew the “Iggman on Campus” strip, which was published in the Daily Collegian, and later ran in newspapers in Connecticut and in Arizona. The Iggman and his critter friends can now be found in Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up (Five Star Publications, Inc., 2010). Jill Starishevsky ’92, New York City child-abuse and sexcrimes prosecutor, wrote My Body Belongs to Me, which explains to children what sexual abuse is, why it’s not their fault, and how to speak out (Safety Star Media, 2009). Robert Cowan ’94, assistant professor of English at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York, has authored The Indo-German Identification: Reconciling South Asian Origins and European Destinies, 1765-1885 (Camden House, 2010). Adrienne Maria Vrettos ’96 is the author of award-winning novels for young adults. Her newest, The Exile of Gigi Lane (Simon & Schuster, 2010), is a smart, savvy, satirical exploration of the high school social scene. Noah Charney ’09 and Charles Eiseman ’00 co-authored Tracks and Signs of Insects and Other Invertebrates, A Guide to North American Species (Stackpole Books, 2010).

“Here’s a fascinating guided tour of the real Bush Alaska, not the prettified version we see in tourist brochures. Here we meet the good and the bad, the happy and the sad…” —Stan Jones, author of Village of the Ghost Bears

PURELY ALASKA Authentic Voices from the Far North

Della Keats, beloved Iñupiaq tribal doctor

The text of this book was printed on recycled paper with 100% post-consumer waste.




Susan B. Andrews & John Creed ✸

Amy Reisland-Speer at Grizzly Bear Campground near Denali

Inside you’ll find 32 stories as diverse and far flung as Alaska itself. A village girl discovers a surprising new world at a boarding school hundreds of miles from home. ✸ A mother tries to steer her son toward college but he just wants to be a salty fisherman like his dad. ✸ An after-work snowmachine outing turns treacherous. ✸ A revered Iñupiaq elder recalls a traumatic 1930s reindeer drive across extreme northern Alaska. ✸ A young man struggles against powerful addictions. ✸ An outsider who arrives to help the village finds he’s the one in need of help. Discover much Susan B. Andrews more: tales of adventure, love, hopes, and John Creed and dreams. A follow-up to the popular are professors of Authentic Alaska, this anthology offers an journalism and insider’s look at the everyday business humanities at the of living off the land and waterways in university of Alaska’s Chukchi College in America’s most remote state. Kotzebue, Alaska.

Stories from rural Alaskans Edited by Susan B. Andrews & John Creed


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in memoriam 1930s Walter C. Baker ’31, 6/21/10, Hopewell, NJ Charles W. Dawson ’32, 7/4/10, Jamestown, RI Don H. Smith ’34, 4/10/10, Honolulu, HI John J. Consolati ’35, 5/21/10, Pittsfield Hermann G. Patt ’35, 2/28/10, West Brookfield Dorothy C. Warner ’35, 5/15/10, Montecito, CA Leonta Horrigan ’36, 5/12/10, Amherst Stuart F. Jillson ’36, 4/21/10, Fairfax, VA Lois C. Noonan ’36, 3/29/10, Addison, VT Barbara C. Graves ’37, 6/30/10, Ashfield Guilford N. Hanks ’37, 2/28/10, Dennis Edith W. Wenmark ’37, 4/4/10, International Falls, MN Ruth B. Mac Quillan ’38, 3/26/10, Culver, IN Stanley J. Krowka ’39, 2/28/10, Flushing, NY Morrill T. Vittum ’39, 3/15/10, Phelps, NY

1940s Richard H. Jaquith ’40, 4/5/10, Lanham, MD Ruth D. Lamon ’40, 4/20/10, Williamstown Esther Lennon ’41, 2/27/10, South Hadley Samuel R. Nickerson ’41, 4/24/10, Centerville Richard C. Andrew ’42, 4/3/10, Portland, OR Philip E. Handrich ’43, 6/4/10, Northampton Anita L. Lentine ’43, 7/7/10, North Adams Raymond S. Licht ’43, 5/18/10, Boynton Beach, FL Philip W. Vetterling ’43, 2/24/10, Barnstable Joyce M. Pinney ’44, 3/11/10, Estero, FL John D. Hilchey ’47, 2/23/10, Huntsville, AL M. J. Lombardo ’47, 6/29/10, East Longmeadow Calvin D. Glazier ’48, 5/5/10, Leverett Elliott W. Porter ’48, 4/3/10, Viera, FL John P. Rose ’48, 2/27/10, Haverhill Ann S. Sullivan ’48, 4/17/10, Fairfield, CT Albert W. Bailet ’49, 1/26/10, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Robert F. La Fountain ’49, 4/19/10, Carrollton, GA Leo F. Mulvaney ’49, 6/20/10, South Hadley Edward J. Murphy Sr. ’49, 1/24/10, Downingtown, PA

1950s Donald H. Bridgman ’50, 6/27/10, Lincoln Edwin H. Chandler ’50, 6/22/10, FuquayVarina, NC Wilton C. Dale ’50, 7/11/10, Attleboro Ara H. Demurjian ’50, 6/8/10, Millis Richard E. Desjarlais ’50, 2/16/10, Littleton Stanley H. Frodyma ’50, 3/31/10, Holyoke Daniel J. Graham ’50, 4/2/10, Georgetown, ME Joseph Moriarty ’50, 5/24/10, Westfield Joseph D. O’Connell ’50, 3/7/10, West Springfield Robert P. Phaneuf ’50, 3/9/10, Salem Franklin D. Rollins ’50, 5/26/10, Tucson, AZ George A. Bucci ’51, 3/15/10, Kutztown, PA F. Donald Costello ’51, 3/20/10, Concord Herbert L. Pollard Sr. ’51, 4/18/10, Gilbertville James M. Powers ’51, 6/13/10, Framingham Lawrence Litwack ’52, 3/29/10, Highland Park, IL George A. Pearse Jr. ’52, 2/27/10, Liverpool, NY George F. Seiferth Jr. ’52, 5/8/10, Plattsburgh, NY Philip S. Webber ’52, 6/6/10, Littleton Allen C. Botacchi ’53, 3/14/10, Westimister, MD Frank W. Dorsey Jr. ’53, 5/16/10, Boston

William E. Egan ’53, 5/6/10, Westfield William H. Hicks ’53, 2/22/10, Indian Harbour Beach, FL Raymond S. Thorndike ’53, 3/26/10, Saint Petersburg, FL Frederick W. Chick ’54, 7/11/10, Boston Francis P. McInerney ’54, 5/25/10, South Hadley Aloysius C. Bundrick ’55, 3/26/10, Ware Alfred D. Thagard ’55, 5/30/10, Swanton, MD Leslie A. Bent ’56, 3/20/10, Danbury, CT Walter C. Feldman Jr. ’56, 3/22/10, Ellington, CT Diane M. Hilker ’56, 5/25/10, Plymouth Dixie A. Dickinson ’57, 6/13/10, Halifax Ann Schruender ’57, 3/31/10, Wachapreague, VA Margaret Sullivan ’57, 6/03/10, North Adams Marilyn J. Flood ’58, 7/14/10, Mattapoisett William N. Jennison ’58, 5/16/10, Santa Fe, NM Normand D. Laflamme ’58, 4/7/10, Chicopee Mary P. Lynn ’58, 6/26/10, Joppa, MD Robert O. Waite ’58, 5/5/10, West Bridgewater Leland B. Chisholm Jr. ’59, 3/7/10, Wilmington William J. Connors ’59, 3/25/10, North Falmouth Charles J. Herman ’59, 4/2/10, Cary, NC James J. Kennedy Jr. ’59, 5/18/10, San Diego, CA Robert A. Lawson ’59, 7/22/10, Framingham Milton Shupe ’59, 7/24/10, Worcester

1960s John B. Downey ’60, 4/20/10, Chester , VT Edwin L. Marsden Jr. ’60, 6/7/10, Northfield, VT William K. Couch Jr. ’61, 5/17/10, Corpus Christi, TX Bruce F. Jones ’61, 7/19/10, Sangerville, ME Kendall B. McClure ’61, 6/13/10, Leeds Errol N. Melander ’61, 7/7/10, Bowdoinham, ME Edwin A. Zajac ’61, 6/2/10, Pittsfield Ann M. Anderson ’62, 5/28/10, Holbrook Bruce E. Anderson ’62, 7/20/10, Lunenburg Susan E. Bosman ’62, 7/13/10, Springfield Edward R. Kaynor ’62, 3/19/10, Amherst Bertram E. Stritch ’62, 5/3/10, Berlin, CT Bess M. Harrington ’63, 5/24/10, Palmer Marilyn Townsley ’63, 3/31/10, Westfield Warren A. Weed Jr. ’63, 2/25/10, Stow Judith T. Shea ’64, 5/24/10, Nahant David L. Broad ’65, 6/12/10, Roswell, GA Katherine Cane ’65, 7/03/10, Nashua, NH James B. Cole ’65, 6/6/10, Augusta, GA Michael F. Hanifan ’65, 5/27/10, Gloucester Alfred G. Hanney ’66, 4/19/10, Warwick, RI Richard L. Robinson ’66, 3/16/10, Belchertown Francis E. Vogel ’66, 6/7/10, South Windsor, CT Stella D. Wiernasz ’66, 5/1/10, Easthampton Maximo C. Gacula Jr. ’67, 5/5/10, Pelham Milton D. Morin ’67, 7/9/10, Northampton Paula V. Vespaziani ’67, 3/26/10, Wareham Robert F. Baj ’68, 6/7/10, Holyoke Paul V. Campbell ’69, 6/04/10, Stockbridge Merrill E. Cobb ’69, 6/18/10, New Smyrna Beach, FL Harry M. Malfas ’69, 5/21/10, Holyoke Timothy D. Norwood ’69, 2/22/10, Turners Falls Frank E. Tudryn Jr. ’69, 5/19/10, Naples, FL

1970s Norma B. Bisbee ’70, 6/5/10, Northampton

Ralph Chimelis ’70, 3/1/10, Chicopee John L. O’Neill ’70, 4/10/10, Madbury, NH James B. Oshry ’70, 2/11/10, Newton Mary Ellen Bias-Scott ’71, 7/19/10, Albuquerque, NM David W. Driscoll ’71, 3/21/10, Bridgewater Glenn Elters ’71, 5/30/10, Oxford, PA John D. Kissel ’71, 4/2/10, Shutesbury Sally A. Ruggles ’71, 6/23/10, Hardwick Charles L. Sammons ’71, 4/28/10, Pittsfield Glenn M. Toscano ’71, 4/4/10, Shrewsbury William P. Valvo Sr. ’71, 3/28/10, Shelburne Falls Joan M. Bergstrom ’72, 4/6/10, Boston William J. Longridge lll ’72, 3/30/10, Westfield Francis E. Mazeski ’72, 6/3/10, Ashefield , NC Karen L. Baru ’73, 5/17/10, Springfield Earl J. Durand ’73, 3/13/10, Toms River, NJ Sarah M. O’Donnell ’73, 3/21/10, Rockport Marilyn Clinch Salzberg ’73, 3/20/10, Norwood Marvin M. Greco ’74, 3/2/10, Allentown, PA Ruth B. Sackman ’74, 4/5/10, South Deerfield Franklin C. Wright ’74, 4/16/10, Holyoke Christopher I. Byrnes ’75, 2/10, Ballwin, MO Richard G. Fulton ’75, 2/18/10, Sepulveda, CA Catherine A. Moczulewski ’75, 4/25/10, Hadley Roberta R. Nichols ’75, 7/11/10, Chocowinity, NC Robert A. Saline ’75, 4/13/10, Greenfield Alan M. Steiman ’75, 7/5/10, Northborough Constance M. Bergeron ’76, 5/21/10, Chester, VA David M. Birch ’76, 7/6/10, South Grafton Curtis H. Chase ’76, 3/3/10, North Easton Eileen C. Donoghue ’76, 5/13/10, Chicopee Kathleen A. Driscoll ’76, 5/6/10, Bernard, ME Samuel S. Fan ’76, 7/23/10, Peoria, IL Victor A. Keedy Jr. ’76, 5/12/10, Springfield Michael A. Krzystofik ’76, 6/23/10, Chicopee Brian J. Maroney ’76, 3/21/10, Sandwich William J. O’Keefe ’76, 7/12/10, Peabody Howard G.G. Rokes ’76, 3/21/10, Hatfield Paul J. Delgrosso ’77, 5/10, Fort Pierce, FL Benjamin C. Donner ’77, 5/16/10, Federal Way, WA Susan M. Huntemann ’77, 5/4/10, Bristol, RI Kevin J. Moriarty ’77, 4/15/10, East Norriton, PA Jessica E. Potter ’77, Belvedere Tiburon, CA Stephen K. Rome ’77, 6/26/10, East Hartford, CT Victoria E. Topping ’77, 2/24/10, North Conway, NH Craig A. Davignon ’78, 7/14/10, Boston Anthony J. Serrecchia ’78, 3/27/10, Quincy Eric S. Lewtas ’79, 4/7/10, Concord, NH Ahmed Sahraoui ’79, 2/21/10, Oran, Algeria

1980s Linda M. Sjodahl ’80, 7/20/10, Cummington Rosemary Durant ’81, 4/30/10, Pittsfield Ann M. Kelly ’81, 7/8/10, Deerfield James J. McCarthy ’81, 6/7/10 South Dennis Mary V. Dunkerly ’82, 2/26/10, Portland, ME Anne Madsen ’82, 5/13/10, Hobe Sound, FL Michael F. Sebring ’82, 5/5/10, Shrewsbury Lee Servadio ’82, 4/16/10, Scarborough, ME Michael H. Cobb ’83, 5/31/10, Providence, RI Steven R. Kaminsky ’83, 4/27/10, Boynton Beach, FL Frederick P. Pond ’84, 4/27/10, Northeast Harbor, ME Philip F. Riley ’84, 4/10/10, Concord

Gordon L. Spousta ’84, 4/11/10, Arlington, VA David D. Winslow ’84, 3/21/10, Merrimac Michael L. Billiel ’85, 3/7/10, San Diego, CA Virginia Daggett ’85, 3/16/10, Williamsburg Paul T. Hillner ’85, 2/10/10, Leeds James Jarzyniecki ’85, 7/3/10, Braintree Eileen F. Quinn ’85, 5/27/10, Wilmington, NC Paula M. Arruda ’86, 2/27/10, Taunton Dawn I. Benson ’86, 6/23/10, Williamsburg, VA Mary T. Heath ’86, 3/31/10, Amherst Doris A. Bilodeau ’87, 5/10/10, South Deerfield Audrey J. Gill ’87, 5/12/10, East Harwich Paul F. Gorter ’87, 3/28/10, Springfield Frank W. Redding ’87, 4/23/10, Waukesha, WI Carl L. Hedquist ’88, 4/9/10, Reading Adam M. Wishnow ’89, 6/16/10, Alexandria, VA

1990s Kathleen A. Jackson ’90, 6/3/10, Sturbridge Nicole M. McCloy ’90, 6/5/10, Westborough Bradford A. Shaw ’90, 3/2/10, Northborough Karen S. Favreau ’91, 7/7/10, Winston-Salem, NC Thomas K. Gage ’91, 3/19/10, Wentworth, NH Amy M. Gitelman ’91, 6/29/10, El Cerrito, CA Gail I. Tanzman ’92, 6/2/10, Pownal, VT Marilyn M. Bekech ’93, 5/29/10, Westfield Nancy E. McCroskey ’93, 3/9/10, Boston Barbara A. Schumacher ’93, 6/22/10, Hatfield Eileen C. Loud ’95, 4/3/10, Westhampton Christopher O’Connor ’95, 4/4/10, Pulaski, NY Douglas G. Greer ’96, 7/13/10, Albany, NY David J. Richter ’96, 7/19/10, Holyoke Patricia J. Loncrini ’97, 7/12/10, Belchertown Kevin J. Martin ’97, 4/16/10, Foxboro Jill E. Hanzalik ’98, 4/26/10, Turners Falls Gail D. Steinbring ’98, 7/16/10, Shelburne Falls Paul N. Reid ’99, 3/10/10, Bridgewater, NJ 2000s Paul A. Carrara ’02, 3/13/10, Quincy Michael Eppolito ’02, 1/25/10, N. Hollywood, CA James J. Conway ’03, 6/24/10, Westfield Kerri L. Biela ’05, 7/8/10, South Hadley Ryan P. Bouchard ’05, 7/12/10, Charlotte, NC Brian S. Boylston ’05, 3/28/10, Greensboro, NC Gregory J. Hart ’09, 3/14/10, Dedham Mark D. Ostrobinski ’09, 6/02/10, Adams

Faculty & Staff Prof. George N. Agrios, 3/8/10, Gainesville, FL Prof. Robert Bernatzky, 3/30/10, Amherst Mr. David Dillon, 6/3/10, Amherst Prof. Richard J. Farris, 5/25/10, Leeds Prof. Robert J. Goar, 7/10/10, Hadley Prof. Julie A. Graham, 4/4/10, Nashville, TN Prof. John H. Hicks, 5/19/10, Carmel, CA Prof. Leonta Horrigan ‘36, 5/12/10, Amherst Dr. David C. Knapp ’90, 4/13/10, Boston Prof. Klaus E. Kroner, 5/13/10, Northampton Prof. Robert W. Lenz, 7/2/10, Amherst Mr. Francis P. McInerney ’54, 5/25/10, South Hadley Mr. John A. Naegele, 2/22/10, Roseville, MN Mr. George N. Parks, 9/16/10, Amherst Prof. Lawrence Pinkham, 2/28/10, Amherst Prof. Harold Rauch, 2/10/10, Amherst Prof. John L. Roberts, 5/16/10, Amherst Prof. J. Robert Smyth, 3/22/10, Amherst

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Food Fight “You can teach kids to cook something that tastes good and is good for them, and share your passion for food in a way that’s truly contagious,” First Lady Michelle Obama rallied us, a sea of white, on a blue-sky day in June. We were 500 chefs from 37 states on the White House lawn in support of First Lady Obama’s “Chefs Move to Schools” program, part of her “Let’s Move!” campaign to end childhood obesity in a generation. I found it affirming to be in the presence of presidential support and like-minded colleagues. For many in my field, improving the healthfulness and quality of school lunch programs has been difficult work. “School food” has long been an easy target of everyone from celebrity chefs to concerned parents. The simple truth is that the federal school lunch/breakfast program is woefully underfunded and famously overregulated, making reform slow. Despite this, there are successes.

Fried foods out, fresh foods in. Glenn Brunetti ’07 helps bring healthful meals to kids in Holyoke schools. Below: First Lady Michelle Obama’s vegetable garden and white toques at the White House.

These past few years, our team in Holyoke has been revising menus, retraining cooks and cafeteria workers, and increasing the number of meals cooked from scratch and made to order. We have eliminated canned vegetables and empty-calorie desserts and established partnerships with local farmers to feature their produce. We implemented a pilot salad-bar project that utilizes food grown by some of our school’s families, at Nuestras Raíces community farm. We are working to begin flash-freezing local vegetables in season to serve in schools during the winter, in partnership with the Greenfield Community Development Corporation. Thanks to events like the one I attended in Washington, DC, school lunch professionals are reaching across boundaries, sharing good ideas, and coalescing into a movement. During a flight delay on my trip to DC, I struck up a conversation with the man next to me who turned out to be a well-known restaurateur from the Hartford area, also en route to the White House to be honored for his commitment to adopt a local school to improve its food. He was excited to help but didn’t know where to begin.

Holyoke schools to experience our lunch program firsthand. He’ll learn from our staff and they’ll get a boost from realizing that a renowned chef cares enough to hear what they have to say. This connection we made is what First Lady Obama intended when she planned this event. There’s still much work to be done, but when standing in a sea of white coats and hats on the White House lawn, it feels like we’re finally headed in the right direction.

He asked me many questions, and we had an inspiring conversation. We parted with an agreement that he’d visit


UMass Amherst • Fall 2010

— Glenn Brunetti ’07 UWW, Executive Chef/Assistant Director City of Holyoke Public Schools Chartwells K-12 Dining Services




AnnuAl report of donors july 1, 2009 - june 30, 2010 2010 Annual Report of Donors

UMass Amherst Foundation Board of Directors The Foundation leads and supports private fundraising on behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of the Amherst campus.

Officers Eugene M. Isenberg ’50, ’00HD, President Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Nabors Industries Ltd. John F. Kennedy ’76MBA, Vice President (Retired) President and Chief Financial Officer Nova Ventures Corporation

George “Trigger” Burke ’56, ’96HD, Clerk Attorney, Law Office of George G. Burke * Joyce M. Hatch ’88MBA, Treasurer Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance University of Massachusetts Amherst

* Michael A. Leto, Executive Director UMass Amherst Foundation Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations University of Massachusetts Amherst

Directors Thomas F. Ackerman ’76 Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. * C. Marjorie Aelion ’80 Dean, School of Public Health and Health Sciences University of Massachusetts Amherst John A. Armstrong, Hon. Alumnus ’03 (Retired) Vice President, Science and Technology IBM Henry L. Barr ’68 Senior Partner Barr & Cole, Attorneys at Law * Joseph F. Bartolomeo Chair, Department of English University of Massachusetts Amherst Douglas A. Berthiaume ’71, ’05HD Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Waters Corporation * Joseph Bliss Undergraduate Student, College of Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst Peter L. Bloom ’78 President and Co-founder Customer Performance Operations Center David B. Breed ’69 Chairman and Founder Cadence Capital Management

Robert Epstein ’67 President Horizon Beverage Company Kenneth R. Feinberg ’67, ’02HD Founder and Managing Partner Feinberg Rozen LLP David G. Fubini ’76 Director McKinsey & Company * Mark Fuller Dean, Isenberg School of Management University of Massachusetts Amherst Beth C. Gamel ’78MS Executive Vice President Pillar Financial Advisors Dorothy Dunklee Gavin ’43 Charter Member UMass Amherst Alumni Association Merrily Glosband ’68 Consultant to Museums and Nonprofits Dev V. Gupta ’77PhD Chairman and Chief Executive Officer NewLANS Susan Hagedorn ’77 Professor Emeritus University of Colorado

James “Jess” Kane ’70 Founding Partner, Kane Tesini Soporowski & Associates LLP and Past President, UMass Amherst Alumni Association Richard Kelleher ’73 Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder Pyramid Advisors LLC * Richard J. Lawton Attorney, Law Office of Richard J. Lawton and Trustee, University of Massachusetts * Sean T. LeBlanc ’88 Partner and Branch Manager, Union Capital Partners LLC and President, UMass Amherst Alumni Association Matthew O. Littlefield ’99 Vice President Barclays Wealth Robert M. Mahoney ’70 President and Chief Executive Officer New England Banking Co. Gordon N. Oakes, Jr. ’63, ’88HD (Retired) Co-founder Oakes Interactive, Inc. Andrew T. Rudd Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Advisor Software, Inc. John Spinney Jr. ’87 Partner and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Bracebridge Capital, LLC

Paul J. Carney ’82

Benjamin Happ ’98 Director, Prime Services Credit Suisse

Douglas R. Cliggott ’78 Chief Investment Officer Dover Management LLC

George Hertz ’69 ’73MPA Chief of Staff Massport

* James V. Staros Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs University of Massachusetts Amherst

Peter F. DiGiammarino ’75 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Compusearch Software Systems, Inc.

* Robert C. Holub Chancellor University of Massachusetts Amherst

Matthew F. Sutton ’86 Managing Partner Lionheart Ventures

George R. Ditomassi, Jr. ’57, ’96HD (Retired) Chief Operating Officer, Hasbro, Inc. and President of Hasbro International

Melvin Howard ’57 (Retired) Vice Chairman Xerox Corporation

* Lieselle E. Trinidad ’08MS, ’11PhD Graduate Student, College of Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst

Paul S. Doherty President and Co-founder Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy

Pamela M. Jacobs ’69 Past President Washington D.C. UMass Amherst Alumni Club

* Ex-Officio Directors


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Dear Alumni and Friends, Philanthropy is a means of doing good. Collective philanthropy creates ties that bind us together. When we act together, our sense of what’s noble becomes stronger and intensifies our ability to effect change. Whether markets or molecules, our evolving world motivates us to act in concert with others and for purposes that endure. We are connected and made more powerful by our shared belief in UMass Amherst. One of the campus’s most dedicated donors, Gene Isenberg, said it this way: “The commitment we make to UMass Amherst reflects our values and hopes for the future.” In these pages you’ll learn how different groups of alumni and friends banded together to meet goals that advance our mission of providing an accessible and excellent education. Alumni and friends created new scholarships; former cross-country stars established an endowment to recruit top student athletes; others came together to create scholarships in memory of loved ones. One alumni family, who believe studying abroad can be transformative, provided the support for a young archaeologist to travel to Italy to work on a dig. This year, faculty and staff pooled resources and gave $1 million back to their workplace, and members of the Class of 1960 raised $1.3 million in scholarships as their 50th Reunion Gift. Stronger together, we stand proud in our belief in educating tomorrow’s thinkers and leaders. The value of your investments is deep and lasting. As you will read, your generosity reaps benefits for both UMass Amherst students and their families. Gifts made to the campus in the last fiscal year came in all shapes and sizes. You have chosen to support current programs and invested in the endowment for permanent benefit. You have designated portions of your estates and made gifts of fine art, photography, and rare books. We are inspired by your generosity and honored to have you join with us in pursuit of common goals: preparing students for success in our Commonwealth and our nation, supporting creative and industrious faculty, and building and renewing learning spaces. On behalf of the current and future generations of students, faculty, and community members who benefit from your philanthropy, I offer my sincere thanks.

Michael A. Leto Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations Executive Director, UMass Amherst Foundation

Contents Donor Circles Giving Together Communities Remembering Transformative Generosity Strengthening the Humanities Matching Corporations

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Grass Roots Giving Artful Philanthropy William Smith Clark Society Organizations Commemorations

70 72 75 76 77

Editor Judith B. Cameron ’75, Design by Shaowei Wang, Photos by John Solem All donor lists have been carefully reviewed for accuracy. We sincerely apologize if any names were missed. Please address any errors or omissions to: Janet Muzzy, director of stewardship and donor relations, 413-545-5473,

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More than 200 students have received Ansin study abroad scholarships. A few gathered with their benefactor, Ronald M. Ansin, during a luncheon in April to celebrate donors.

Making Global Citizens Robert D. Ansin ’96 once told his father, Ronald M. Ansin, “Dad I have a problem. I may not graduate.” The declaration would spawn one of the largest study abroad scholarship programs at UMass Amherst. The younger Ansin’s worries stemmed from his college’s requirement for proficiency in a foreign language. Recalling his days of living in Paris and learning French out of necessity, Ronald Ansin suggested his son study abroad and live with a non-English-speaking family in Costa Rica. For Robert, the experience was life changing, and an experience the family wanted other UMass Amherst students to have. The Ansins, including son and brother, Kenneth S. Ansin ’87, agreed in 1999 that the family would establish the Ansin Foundation Study Abroad Fellows Fund for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.


In 11 years, more than 200 students have received financial support to study abroad. Approximately $200,000 has been donated for current use, while Ansin has committed to funding a $360,000 endowment. With state matches, the endowment will have more than $540,000. “We hope the Ansin fellows program will have a strong impact. For the student, study abroad leaves a deep impression and for the university it helps support the mission of preparing students for a global world,” explains Ronald Ansin. Dean Robert Feldman agrees. “Our students need to understand other people to be effective global citizens,” he says. “Without the Ansin scholarship, study abroad would be out of reach for a good number of our students,” notes Feldman.

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Jessica Aither ’11 in front of Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers built in Rome in 1651.

Excavation and Gelato Dear Mr. Ansin, I’ve now spent two summers in Italy thanks to your study abroad scholarship I received in 2009. I was invited to return to a small town north of Florence where I went from being a field hand to assistant trench supervisor. I also worked on the Pompeii Quadriporticus Project where archaeologists are trying to decode building uses before the volcanic destruction in 79 AD. My study abroad has been a tremendous influence on my life. It made me realize that I want to be an archaeologist. By traveling in a foreign country on my own, throwing myself into the unknown, and leaving myself open to failure, I gained immense confidence. It opened my eyes to new views on the world, recognizing that one of the best ways of understanding yourself is to see things from a new perspective. Thank you for making this happen. Ciao, Jessica Aither

2010 Annual Report of Donors


Stronger together Recognizing our Donors Our donor circles recognize those who have made significant gifts to further the mission of UMass Amherst by ensuring every student is offered the finest education and research activities are of the highest caliber.

Founders Circle Recognizes lifetime giving based on cash, pledges, and irrevocable planned gifts of $250,000 or more. VisiOnARies $5 million or more 1 Anonymous Donor Douglas A. Berthiaume ’71,’05HD & Diana Berthiaume eugene M. isenberg ’50,’00HD & Ronnie F. isenberg +++ John F. Welch, Jr. ’57,’82HD & suzanne R. Welch + BeneFActORs $2.5 million - $4.9 million 1 Anonymous Donor John P. Flavin ’59,’99HD Richard J. Mahoney ’55,’83HD & Barbara M. (Barnett) Mahoney ’55 Andrew t. Rudd % & Virginia Rudd % AMBAssADORs $1 million – $2.49 million 2 Anonymous Donors Harold Alfond * & Bibby Alfond * John A. Armstrong ’03HA & elizabeth Armstrong estate of Mildred s. Barber ’43 Wilmer D. Barrett ’34 * % Paul J. carney ’82 +++ Frederick J. Francis ’54PhD * > ++ Dorothy (Dunklee) Gavin ’43 & Joseph G. Gavin, Jr. ++++ steven M. Gluckstern ’74edD,’03HD & Judith Gluckstern Dev V. Gupta ’77PhD % & Linda A. Gupta % susan Hagedorn ’77 Patricia A. (Gilgut) Johnson ’64 & Weldon H. Johnson * Alma W. Keilty estates of John W. Lederle ’70HD > & Angie K. Lederle estates of W. torrey Little & Doris t. Little terrence Murray ’01HD charles nirenberg ’94HD & Janet nirenberg ++++ Jerome M. Paros ’60 & Linda L. Paros charles F. Perrell ’71,’72MBA Michael G. Philipp ’75,’82MBA,’04HD & cheryl L. (edmonds) Philipp ’76 John F. smith, Jr. ’60,’93HD earl W. stafford ’76 & Amanda L. stafford 54

2010 Annual Report of Donors

A Salute to Loyalty in a new tradition, donors who have given consistently to UMass Amherst will now be recognized. the Loyalty circle honors individuals who made gifts for five consecutive years, and increasing at fiveyear increments to 20 years and beyond. their generosity has provided invaluable support to the campus. in this report, Loyalty circle members who also are in the Founders or Leadership Giving circles are identified by a + symbol for each five consecutive years of donations. Go to for a full listing of Loyalty circle members.

* Deceased + 5 years of consecutive giving ++ 10 years of consecutive giving +++ 15 years of consecutive giving ++++ 20 years of consecutive giving $ corporate matching gift % Parent > Faculty, staff or emeritus faculty HA Honorary alumnus or alumna HD Honorary degree s stockbridge alumnus or alumna

Supporting Our Mission Gifts Fiscal Year 2009-10 $1,133,821




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Amount Donors

$57,187,525 32,488 Intergrated Sciences Building

Making an Impact Gifts of all sizes and shapes make a difference at UMass Amherst. They help us meet our core commitments and new priorities: merit and needs-based scholarships, faculty endowments, support for programs, and new facilities. Partner with us in shaping the future of UMass Amherst and our students by considering a gift in one of the following ways: • • • • • • •

Outright gifts: Cash Appreciated properties: Securities, stocks, and real estate Bequests: Specific, general, residual, irrevocable Life-income plans: Charitable remainder trusts, annuities (gifts that provide income to established beneficiaries) Life insurance: Paid-up or maturing policies Retirement funds: Current and planned gifts Matching gifts: Corporations may match your gift

For additional information on making an impact on UMass Amherst contact: Development Office Memorial Hall 134 Hicks Way UMass Amherst Amherst, MA 01003-9270 413-545-0203

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Fellows $500,000 - $999,999 7 Anonymous Donors Estate of R. Amesbury, Jr. Ronald M. Ansin % + Estate of Jane H. Bemis John W. Bennett ’52 +++ Nicholas N. Boraski ’50, ’91HD & Ruth Boraski ++++ $ Robert B. Brack ’60 & Janet P. Bailey ’67, ’77EdD ++++ Randolph W. Bromery ’79HD > & Cecile T. Bromery George G. Burke ’56, ’96HD & Sandra B. Burke ++++ Janet W. Dakin * Krikor Ermonian ’52 ++++ Robert Glass % & Sandra A. Glass % Jeremy A. Goldberg & Jane A. Goldberg Albert H. Gordon * Henry L. Hall, Jr. ’53 & Jean E. Hall Estate of Mr. Leonard J. Horwitz William F. Hubbard ’87, ’89MBA & Lee A. Bartow ’83

William P. MacConnell ’43 * & Shirley (Nestle) MacConnell ’39 * Robert M. Mahoney ’70 & Kathleen S. Mahoney ’70 Edward P. Marram ’59, ’61MS Estate of John W. Northcott, Jr. Frank R. O’Keefe, Jr. ’51 & Patricia F. O’Keefe + Estate of Marvin D. Rausch > Estate of Elizabeth M. Rountree Joseph P. Rountree * Marilyn Schoenbaum Helen E. Symons ’65

Patrons $250,000 - $499,999 Estate of Barr G. Ashcraft ’66MA James R. Buonomo ’74, ’76MBA Estate of Eunice F. Chappuis I. Mike Chase ’50 * & Rona Chase Arthur W. Coviello, Jr. ’75 Patricia M. (Sharland) Coviello ’76 John L.M. Crouse ’56 ++++ $ Estate of Russell B. Davis ’36S

Leadership Giving Circle Pioneers $100,000 or more 2 Anonymous Donors Ivette A. Bassa ’86MS $ Douglas A. Berthiaume ’71, ’05HD & Diana Berthiaume

John F. Kennedy ’76MBA ++ Arthur F. Kinney > +++ Estate of Ruth M. Klingener Stephen R. Levy ’62, ’01HD & Sandra R. Levy +++ Steven C. Luby ’84, ’86MS Lynn Margulis > + Elaine (Nicpon) Marieb ’69PhD, ’85MS & Harvey Howell Jerome M. Mileur > ++++ Robert W. Osterman, Jr. E. Paul Robsham HA ’92HD * Janice (Rittenburg) Rossbach ’49 +++ $ Estate of Marjorie Sells Carter Estate of Isobel M. Smith ’56 James M. Smith ’67, ’07HD + Milton C. Taft ’54 Robert P. Thimot ’53 &

Robert D. Jacobs ’68 & Pamela (Meadows) Jacobs ’69 ++++ Martin G. Jacobson ’68 Arlindo Jorge ’50 ++

Barbara A. Thimot* Joseph Troll ’65PhD > & Yolanda Troll Estate of Margaret J. (Pew) Zube ’70MA, ’74PhD*

Recognizes annual giving based on cash received between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010

Dorothy (Dunklee) Gavin ’43 & Joseph G. Gavin, Jr. ++++ Lynn Hecht Schafran Michael G. Hluchyj ’76 & Theresa (Murphy) Hluchyj ’77 ++ John F. Kennedy ’76MBA ++ Terry Kugrens Nils Morgan & Kara R. Morgan Charles Nirenberg ’94HD & Janet Nirenberg ++++ Frank R. O’Keefe, Jr. ’51 & Patricia F. O’Keefe + Barbara Parker % + Estate of Marvin D. Rausch > Geraldine C. Wise ’61 & Richard A. Wise $

James R. Buonomo ’74, ’76MBA Estate of Elisabeth W. Dennett Eugene M. Isenberg ’50, ’00HD & Ronnie F. Isenberg +++ Linda L. Letcher ’84MS ++ $ Estate of Celeste Loughman ’71PhD Steven C. Luby ’84, ’86MS Richard J. Mahoney ’55, ’83HD & Barbara M. (Barnett) Mahoney ’55 Robert M. Mahoney ’70 & Kathleen S. Mahoney ’70 Lynn Margulis > + Partners $25,000 - $49,999 Andrew T. Rudd % & Virginia Rudd % 1 Anonymous Donor Earl W. Stafford ’76 & Joan (Bracker) Barksdale ’66 & Amanda L. Stafford Edgar W. Barksdale, Jr. ++++ Estate of Margaret J. (Pew) Zube Dominick R. Bassi % & ’70MA, ’74PhD* Sherry L. Bassi % Pacesetters $50,000 - $99,999 Larry G. Benedict ’67, ’70MED, ’73EdD & Susan (McGuinn) 3 Anonymous Donors Benedict ’69, ’71MED, ’79CAGS, Ronald M. Ansin % + ’87EdD ++ James G. Birmingham & Peter L. Bloom ’78 & Carolyn Birmingham Denise A. (Colls) Bloom ’79 + Robert B. Brack ’60 & John C. Brouillard ’70 & Janet P. Bailey ’67, ’77EdD ++++ Elaine Brouillard + Tom Friedman Richard K. Brown ’78PhD & Meryl M. Brown 56

George A. Dickerman ’61, ’92HD & Sharon (Farbman) Dickerman ’63, ’84MS ++++ $ Estate of Harold G. Dickey ’17 George R. Ditomassi, Jr. ’57, ’96HD Barry R. Duke Kenneth R. Feinberg ’67, ’02HD & Diane S. Feinberg + Charles Feldberg ’54 ’08HD & Mildred (Velleman) Feldberg ’55 + Julius Fábos > & Edith Fábos ++++ Charles N. Glynne ’36 * Robert C. Gunness ’32, ’63HD * Michael G. Hluchyj ’76 & Theresa (Murphy) Hluchyj ’77 ++ Charles J. Hoff ++ Jay Howland ’68 % & Ingrid Howland % ++++ Richard W. Hubbard ’35 *

Stephen J. Curry ’91S, ’93 David J. Der Hagopian ’72 ++ Estate of Walter E. Dickinson + William E. Dodge, Jr. ’76, ’80MBA Christopher R. Dunlea ’89 & Patricia M. Dunlea ’89 Robert L. Epstein ’67 & Linda (Litvin) Epstein ’67 Peter C. Erickson ’83, ’85MS $ Krikor Ermonian ’52 ++++ Andrea M. Femino ’72 & Howard D. Stidham > ++ Estate of Rose B. Gorin Peter J. Hadelman ’88 Robert C. Hagerty ’74 Estate of Marylin C. Haley ’66 Charles J. Hoff ++ Stanley S. Jez * Arlindo Jorge ’50 ++ Paul W. Kamienski ’69 + $ Amy J. Maden $ William E. Mahoney ’55 & Josephine S. Mahoney ++ Robert A. Martin Wade C. Martin ’96MS Ajay Mehra ’84 & Jane E. (Kirschner) Mehra ’85 Estate of Edwin L. Moore ’38, ’40MS, ’42PhD * Masha K. (Kabakow) Rudman ’70EdD ++ Peter M. Salmon ’77, ’79MS + $ Andrew I. Shapiro ’82 & Ruth Bonsignore ’83 +

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Edward D. Shirley ’78 Edwin V. Sisson ’68 James M. Smith ’67, ’07HD + John N. Spinney, Jr. ’87 Elizabeth J. Taft Sidney Topol ’47, ’85HD Joseph H. Watson ’00MS & Stephanie M. Raimondeau ’02PhD + $ Isaac E. Young

Sponsors $10,000 - $24,999 8 Anonymous Donors Stephen A. Albano ’67 % Jeffrey J. Anderson % & Mary Ellen Anderson +++ Gregory A. Antipa Herbert W. Ashley Timothy C. Barabe ’75 & Gail N. Kennedy Richard M. Bevis Daniel J. Bonelli ’78 & Patricia A. (Pepe) Bonelli ’78 + $ Continued on p. 64 * Deceased + 5 years of consecutive giving ++ 10 years of consecutive giving +++ 15 years of consecutive giving ++++ 20 years of consecutive giving $ Corporate matching gift % Parent > Faculty, staff or emeritus faculty HA Honorary alumnus or alumna HD Honorary degree S Stockbridge alumnus or alumna

GivinG ToGeTher Challenging the Innovators A novel way to reduce fuel consumption and increase the speed of ships plying the world’s oceans was the winner of the 2010 Innovation Challenge, a collaboration between the College of Engineering and the Isenberg School of Management. Blessed with a $50,000 prize, the three students who started Precision Slip to create a new hull coating technology will take their plan to a new level. Now in its fifth year, the event attracts increasing numbers of students from across the campus who vie for prizes while learning how to work with an interdisciplinary team, attract industry interest, and engage investors to transform an idea into a commercial venture. “It’s really encouraging to see more students participate. The quality of ideas students bring forward is excellent,” says Scott Perry ’82, one of the founding sponsors of the initiative.

From the left, faculty adviser Jonathan Rothstein, and students Robert Danielo, Jason McCarthy, and Amanda Kirkpatrick, founders of Precision Slip, winners of the 2010 Innovation Challenge.

Sponsors serve as competition judges and have funded more than $400,000 in student awards. “When this opportunity arose, we fully supported it,” says Randy Pritzker ’88, chair of the electrical and computer technologies patent practice group at Wolf Greenfield, a Boston-based law firm and Founding Platinum Sponsor. “We think the Innovation Challenge is a wonderful program that brings together different disciplines but also members of the greater community.”

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Isenberg 100 and Growing

Commuting by train from Worcester to Boston this summer to his internship at a large financial firm was a bit tedious for Andrew Cho ’11. However, his journey through his senior year at the Isenberg School will be eased with a $1,000 gift from the Isenberg 100 Scholarship Campaign.

an innovative New Bedford company that solves quality control and logistical problems caused by offshore manufacturing. For example, the company replaces clothing labels, cleans and repairs garments, and repackages and stores goods.

Since the campaign’s January 2010 inception, contributions from individuals, corporations, and alumni groups have funded 36 new scholarships. “We want to get more alumni involved and at least double gifts for next year,” says Jeff Glassman ’90, a campaign co-chair. “It’s going to be a pleasure recruiting people, because they see the impact of their contribution the moment they write that check.” Glassman is founder and president of Darn It!,

Cho has discovered that he too wants to follow an entrepreneurial track. Glassman says he’s confident that ambitious students like Cho will eventually bring the Isenberg 100 Scholarship Campaign full circle. “They really need it, really appreciate it, and really work hard at school,” he says. “We feel that these students will be successful and return the favor someday.”

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Communities RemembeRing A Life of Consequence When we imagine our worst fears, we imagine how we will react if tragedy befalls us. We pray for the courage and grace to act as Dom and Sherry Bassi have.

Friend and mentor Kathy Starkey addresses a gathering in celebration of the life of Misty Bassi ’09 and the raising of funds for an endowed scholarship.

The Bassis lost their daughter, Misty, in the spring of 2009 in a bicycle accident. Misty had just completed a bachelor’s degree in art from UMass Amherst through the University Without Walls—a marvelous feat for a girl who came to the Bassis at the age of seven, incredibly bright, but

tormented by a difficult childhood. Even while mourning their adopted daughter, the Bassis needed to celebrate what she was able to accomplish. They marked a tragic event with an extraordinary act of generosity: they donated Misty’s estate, nearly $50,000, to establish an endowed University Without Walls scholarship in her name. “We hope our gift inspires others,” say the Bassis. And it has: 20 donors have given to the fund.

Remembering a Friend Since the death of Corinne Johnson ’80 in 2008, her friends—and they are legion—have been raising funds for an endowed memorial scholarship. With the efforts and generosity of her colleagues at General Electric plants in Lynn, Massachusetts, and Hooksett, New Hampshire, the endowment has reached more than half of its $100,000 goal. To date, nearly 500 have contributed. The first scholarship will be awarded in 2011 to an undergraduate in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences where Johnson majored in environmental health.

“Everyone wanted to know how to help. People across the board have given,” he notes.

Joseph Gould, who worked closely with Johnson, says the task of fundraising has been an easy one.

Johnson, named a distinguished alumna in 1980, was the first woman manager of GE’s eastern Massachusetts operations, overseeing the work of 4,000 employees. “She was very people centered. She could talk to anyone,” recalls Gould. Johnson was also an executive role model, gracefully and competently managing the pressure that comes with leading a large manufacturing plant. Gould says, “She did it with ease.”

The Modest Maverick When it came to educating teachers, Dick Clark, a longtime leader of the School of Education, was 10, if not 15 years ahead of his time, says Anne L. Bryant ’78 EdD, executive director of the National School Boards Association. “He empowered teachers to become part of their own learning and understood how rigorous teacher education needed to become,” Bryant says. “He saw that actual practice in the classroom had to be part of teacher development.” From 1968 until he became dean of the College of Education at UMass 58

Boston in 1997, Clark dedicated his professional life to the UMass Amherst School of Education. His influential roles included chair of the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, founding chair of the Department of Teacher Education and School Improvement, and professor. After his death in 2009 colleagues, friends, and alumni banded together to establish the endowed $25,000 Richard J. Clark Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education, to be awarded annually to graduate students.

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The honor would have pleased, but embarrassed, Clark, who was remarkably self-effacing for a revolutionary. “He was the most humble guy you’d ever meet,” recalls Bryant. “He’d bend over backwards for his students, and always find a way to say ‘yes’ to their requests.”

Rewarding Excellence, Recognizing Need Claire L. Bronchuk ’12 has a 3.9 GPA and a long list of accomplishments. She plays clarinet for the UMass Minuteman Marching Band, is a member of the Orchard Hill Area Government, performs in theatrical productions, and writes for the campus newspaper. Her majors are business management and political science, with a minor in French. While Bronchuk has successfully embraced opportunities at UMass Amherst, she struggles to finance her education. When she learned she was receiving a new scholarship for students enrolled in Commonwealth Honors College and Isenberg School of Management, she experienced an “oh my gosh” moment. “I felt peace with a new sense of financial security,” she says. With the scholarship, Bronchuk can now study for a year in Paris, a dream she has had since high school.

believes that alumni support plays a key role in spurring excellence at UMass Amherst. “The commitment we make to this institution reflects our values and hopes for the future,” he explains. With a double major in finance and sport management, and a minor in Spanish, Ethan Sobel ’12 is another recipient of the scholarship. His Gene Isenberg impressive academic record, community service, and substantial student loans matched the requisites. “I was humbled and grateful that my parents didn’t have to help me pay for school this year,” he says; they have another child also in college. Sobel says he appreciates the Isenbergs’ investment. “Their gifts allow hard-working students to have a great education.”

The new scholarship was created by Eugene (’50, ’00HD) and Ronnie Isenberg; he is president of the UMass Amherst Foundation. Already leading philanthropists for the campus, the couple recently donated an additional $150,000 for two years of awards. Eugene Isenberg

All in the Family

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Rachel Tierney calls UMass Amherst her educational home. She has a bachelor’s ’62, master’s ’74 and PhD ’90. Her parents, the late Elmer and Margaret (Hutchinson) Allen ’36, brother Stephen J. Allen ’61, an uncle, an aunt, stepchildren, and a grandchild are all part of the alumni family.

School of Nursing students at a celebration.

Tierney came to UMass Amherst with a lifelong calling: to be a nurse. Her family ethos was one of compassion and caring. “My grandmother was a Methodist deaconess and she believed in serving people. That really set the tone for me and my family,” she recalls. Nurtured at UMass Amherst by role models and mentors, she entered nursing with a focus on psychiatric illnesses. The timing was fortuitous. Community programs were replacing hospital-based care and new medicines would give hope to many with mental disorders. “Many of the positions I’ve taken in my career were on the ground floor of creating new programs or nursing roles,” says Tierney. Now, Tierney wants to make an impact on the School of Nursing. She has pledged $30,000 for an endowed scholarship for a doctoral degree student. “I’m hoping the scholarship will allow nursing to continue to grow and be on par with other disciplines. We very much need doctoral-level nursing research to create new knowledge in clinical practice, education, and leadership.”

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TransformaTive GenerosiTy The Finish Line: $1 Million for Student Athletes Four years ago, a group of former UMass Amherst cross country and track and field stars began raising scholarships for student athletes. Still champions, in 2010 they hit the $800,000 mark, the largest gift to date for an athletic team. Spurred by the success and its impact on recruiting elite athletes, the alumni are off on phase two: increase the endowment to $1 million. Michael Morris ’80 says the group effort demonstrates gratitude from alums, has created a nationally competitive team, and strengthens the UMass Amherst community. “We’ve always enjoyed cheering for UMass and we’ve realized how much UMass did for each of us,” explains Morris. With the offer of

new scholarship aid, many athletes have garnered several athletic championships and academic awards, including a coveted spot on the Academic All American team in 2009. In 2008, the cross country team captured the conference championship. Morris says, “We really feel that competition is a key to life. It makes you strong individually and as a team. And it helps you to be successful later on in life.” The donors— many from the classes of 1977 to 1981—have another motive: “We want these kids to know they are part of a bigger community,” says Morris.

Cross country and track and field alumni are teaming up to raise money for scholarships. From their undergraduate days, clockwise: Michael Morris ’80 and Matthew Wolff ’79, Thomas Wolff ’78 (ahead of Coast Guard runner), James Hunt ’77, and W. Glenn Lyle ’80.


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John Solem Francesca and William Lenville amassed a collection of rare books over a lifetime. They decided the campus was the best place to bequeath them.

Bibliophile Enriches Renaissance Center W. R. Lenville can’t remember a time when he did not have a keen interest in books. He bought his first rare book—Spelman’s translation of The Roman Antiquities published in 1758—as a high school student. Since then he has amassed a collection of 7,100 books that are destined for the Renaissance Center and the W. E. B. Du Bois Library. One rarity is the Conditions or Cases of Conscience published in 1479—13 years before Columbus sailed to America. “It boggles the mind that something like this could still exist,” says Lenville. Lenville and his wife, Francesca, hope their donation will fire the imagination of students and instill in them a love for the printed book in the digital age. “I find reading old books is a great way to gain an education,” notes Lenville. As UMass Amherst friends, the Lenvilles wanted the collection housed at a public repository with wide access, and UMass Amherst seemed the ideal site. “We soul searched and decided the public piece is and remains very important,” says Francesca Lenville. The books will complement the Renaissance Center’s collection of papers from world famous scholars. The books are also well preserved as Lenville painstakingly restored volumes or rebound volumes to preserve the original look. The Lenvilles’ planned bequest also provides resources to maintain their books as well as support strategic initiatives of the Renaissance Center. Their gift is one of the most significant the center has received to date. A choir psalter from Germany c. 1475-1495

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TransformaTive GenerosiTy A Catalyst for Adoption Research Andrew and Virginia Rudd know firsthand the joys of raising adopted children and learned, when seeking answers to challenges, about the dearth of research on adoption. In 2005 they established the Rudd Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Psychology with the aim of developing robust research on adoption that would be widely shared with scholars, professionals, and alumni involved with adoption. At the time of endowing the chair, their eldest daughter, Alexandra Rudd Barnard ’04, was enrolled at UMass Amherst majoring in psychology.

Virginia Rudd says, “We look forward to seeing and hearing about the research as it continues to further inform our understanding of adoption policies and practices.” Two of the Rudds’ four children are adopted —one at eight months and the other at five months. As the Rudds observed their children develop, they found it difficult to understand why their adopted children struggled more with behavioral, anxiety, and self-esteem issues. Of the professionals they consulted, few could offer understanding of what adoption means from the perspective of a child or young adult. “As we became more educated, we came to a deep realization of the absolute importance of research and access to it,” says Virginia Rudd.

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Now the couple wants to expand research opportunities: they have made a $250,000 gift and challenge alumni and others to match it. The Rudds’ gift and matches will be used to create support for graduate research fellows, faculty research, and visiting scholars. Harold D. Grotevant, professor of psychology and first to hold the Rudd Chair, praised the Rudds for their vision and their generosity. “This gift and the matching funds will significantly enhance our ability to produce the very

best adoption research and connect that knowledge with adoption policy and practice. The ultimate beneficiaries will be the many family members whose lives have been touched by adoption.”

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Harold D. Grotevant, professor of psychology and the first to hold the Rudd chair, works with students as he leads national research on adoption.

With their gifts, Andrew and Virginia Rudd are spearheading new research into adoption.


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Peter Heacox Geology was the centerpiece of a successful career of Susan Soloyanis ’75G, ’78 PhD shown here at the Garden of Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a natural geologic wonder.

Geology Rocks Alum’s Life For Susan Soloyanis ’75G, ’78PhD, it took only one introductory geology course to convince her that the discipline should be her life’s work. “I never planned on being a geologist or a scientist for that matter. I was interested in literature and languages,” she says. Her serendipitous discovery brought her to UMass Amherst, where she became the first woman and the youngest person to earn a doctorate from the geology department. “To be a pioneer was fun in its own way,” she notes. “The other thing that stands out was the remarkable collegiality among faculty and students alike. They made my graduate studies super.” She says her education at UMass Amherst encompassed more than her field of specialization. “Graduate students got together a lot and went on field trips together. We got a broader education than just in our own specialty.”

After UMass Amherst, Soloyanis embarked on a successful career, working for national and international oil and natural gas companies. With her own company, Coloradobased Sologeo, she has become the go-to person for the U.S. Air Force on matters of environmental clean-up and remediation of federal property. As one of the country’s leading geologists and geophysicists, Soloyanis says she is dismayed by a trend in higher education to eliminate geology departments. To avoid such a future at UMass Amherst, Soloyanis has through her estate plans made a commitment to the campus to provide support that has a current market value of approximately $500,000. “I hope it will be a small part of ensuring the continuation of the department,” she says.

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Stronger together Sponsors $10,000 - 24,999 Continued Nicholas N. Boraski ’50, ’91HD & Ruth Boraski ++++ $ Brent B. Bottamini ’98 & Deirdre Bottamini $ Gloria B. Boyer +++ Elizabeth M. Brackett ’80 & Thomas D. Radcliff $ David B. Breed ’69 % & Marta Breed % George G. Burke ’56, ’96HD & Sandra B. Burke ++++ Edward J. Callahan ’79 & Erin M. (Moynihan) Callahan ’78 + Andrew J. Cantillon ’91 $ James E. Chaney ’79 & Marina L. (Morbeck) Chaney ’81 Miriam U. Chrisman * % > Douglas R. Cliggott ’78 & Annemette Cliggott-Perlt Arthur W. Coviello, Jr. ’75 John M. Cryan ’58 Ray P. D’Alonzo ’77PhD +++ $ Kevin S. Delbridge ’85MBA ++++ George A. Dickerman ’61, ’92HD & Sharon (Farbman) Dickerman ’63, ’84MS ++++ $ Richard Dieter ’66MS ++++ Peter F. DiGiammarino ’75 & Peg (Owen) DiGiammarino ’75 ++ Jennifer L. Dutkowsky ’04 Robert Dutkowsky % & Lorraine Dutkowsky % + Paul D. Engel ’74 & Deborah M. Engel % Jacob Epstein ’69, ’76MM Robert S. Feldman > & Katherine E. Vorwerk Feldman ++++ Joseph J. Floyd ’83 % & Janet Floyd ’08 % +++ David G. Fubini ’76 & Bertha R. Fubini Beth C. Gamel ’78MS % & John E. Gamel % ++++ Carol B. Goldstein Clark Griffith Harold Grinspoon & Diane Troderman ++ Dev V. Gupta ’77PhD % & Linda A. Gupta % Barry L. Haase ’62 Hugh F. Hall ’91, ’91 & Deborah A. (Voelker) Hall ’90 D. Gibson Hammond, Jr. ’77MS & Susan C. Hammond ++ Benjamin R. Happ ’98 & Amy L. (Wiswell) Happ ’98


Bob Hebeler & Louise Hebeler Kenneth D. Hintlian ’76 % ++++ Melvin Howard ’57 & Vivien Weissman Howard ++ James G. Hunt ’77 & Ellen (Katz) Hunt ’77, ’93MS +++ Alan D. Hurvitz ’72 & Deb Allen + Jeffrey S. Katz ’69 Paul G. Kelliher ’74, ’75MBA > & Joanne F. Kelliher ++++ $ John S. Kendzierski ’78 % & Patricia Kendzierski % ++ Arthur F. Kinney > +++ John Kloetzel Peter A. Laird ’76 & Jeannine C. Atkins ’80 + Louis J. Lanzillo, Jr. ’80 & Lisa A. (Angelini) Lanzillo ’80 Raymond E. Laplante, Jr. ’87 & Marie P. (Swiatlowski) Laplante ’87 ++ $ Alan L. LeBovidge ’64 & Carol S. LeBovidge + Gilbert A. Leveille ’56 & Carol A. Leveille ++ $ Stephen R. Levy ’62, ’01HD & Sandra R. Levy +++ Kenneth A. Lloyd ’73 % & Sylvia Loran % + Thomas J. Lyden ’72, ’73MS & Denyse A. Lyden ++ $ James L. Mahoney ’81 ++ James M. Malandrinos ’01 + Elaine (Nicpon) Marieb ’69PhD, ’85MS & Harvey Howell James R. Marshall ’49 & Alice (O’Neil) Marshall ’49 ++ James P. Mendrek ’57 ++++ Michael J. Morris ’80 + Kristin Morrison Vincent G. Murphy ’67MS, ’71PhD Raymond A. Noga ’75MS & Karen (Murphy) Noga ’74 Mark J. Notkin ’86 & Kimberly S. Notkin Kenneth L. O’Brien ’63 % > & Claudia O’Brien ++ Judith A. (Wilkinson) O’Connell ’93 $ Kevin M. O’Leary & Deborah L. Shields Brian W. Ogilvie > & Jennifer N. Heuer > + Roberto Padovani ’83MS, ’85PhD & Colleen (McLevedge) Padovani ’75S, ’82 $ James P. Palermo ’77 & Maureen F. (Craig) Palermo ’77 $ J. Brian Palmer ’95 + $ Yeonhwa Park >

Jaime Pereira ’76 & Cindy Pereira % +++ $ Peter I. Resnick ’93 Janice (Rittenburg) Rossbach ’49 +++ $ Michael S. Sarli ’75 ++ $ Christine G. (Solt) Savage ’92 Ernest T. Selig > & Rae N. Selig Elisabeth O. Selkirk Nadine E. Shank > + David K. Shumway, Jr. ’60 Paul J. Silverman ’69 Linda L. Slakey Jeffrey T. Slovin ’87 + Barry F. Smith ’76 + $ J. Gordon Smith ’77 Norman A. Smith ’79, ’91MBA % & Suzanne W. Smith % + $ Cynthia (Kelly) Spilman ’80 Paul E. Steffen, Jr. ’89 & S. R. Gifford-Steffen ’86MS, ’89PhD ++ $ Richard S. Stein ’92HD > & Judith Stein Alice Swift +++ Michael R. Swift Ting-wei Tang > & Shirley S. Tang +++ H. Brian Thompson ’60 +++ Esther M. Warner ’59 ++++ Erin Weintraub Robert Weintraub John F. Welch, Jr. ’57, ’82HD & Suzanne R. Welch + Matthew F. Wolff ’79 + Thomas J. Wolff ’78 +

Advocates $5,000 – $9,999 5 Anonymous Donors Joseph C. Aiello ’74 % & Mary Mitchell ’76 % + Bud Allen Noel E. Anderson ’74, ’77MS, ’80PhD & Donna M. (Fafard) Anderson ’76, ’78MS + $ Robert J. Atwater ’86 Theodore S. Bacon, Jr. > Henry L. Barr ’68 & Andrea (Rose) Barr ’68 ++ Shelley (Pratt) Barrows ’92 + $ David P. Barry ’73 & Nancy (Walsh) Barry ’73 John W. Bennett ’52 +++ Estate of J. Leonard Benson > Channing L. Bete % & Marie A. Bete % ++ Lorrey J. Bianchi ’69 & Kathleen M. Casey-Bianchi + $ Bradford G. Blodget ’78MS

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Bradley A. Blubaugh % & Ann L. Blubaugh % Maury B. Bohan ’02MED & Joseph F. Bohan III G. Grant Bowman ’60 & Beverly J. Bowman ’72 + $ David W. Briggs ’68 ++++ Dante T. Brunetti ’54 Scott D. Burke ’84 Jodi F. (Mofzowitz) Burns ’93 $ Alta-Mae (Ide) Butler ’60 ++ Steven P. Carlson ’80 + $ Joseph A. Carnevale ’71 & Mary C. Carnevale ++ Paul J. Carney ’82 +++ Stephen C. Chambers ’69 % ++ $ Matthew T. Ciaschini ’94 + Jeffrey K. Cimini ’87 & Anne M. (Shine) Cimini ’87 Kay H. Clark % Fergus M. Clydesdale ’66PhD & Lynn Clydesdale ++++ $ Brian H. Cole & Bethany J. Cole Philip G. Condon ’73, ’76MBA Paul Connett T. Kim Cromwell ’84MA & Kathleen A. Cote ’71, ’03HD +++ John L.M. Crouse ’56 ++++ $ Brian L. Crowley ’78 & Jane (Carroll) Crowley ’77 Christopher J. Cummings ’80 Timothy F. Curran ’84 Sean M. Dandley ’85 % & Jayne T. (Drury) Dandley ’85 % + James H. David ’55, ’63PhD & Jacqueline (Aube) David ’61 ++++ Carolyn J. DeMoranville ’76, ’92PhD > ++++ George R. Ditomassi, Jr. ’57, ’96HD Charles J. Dockendorff ’76 Charles W. Donovan, Jr. ’63 John F. Dubach > & Copper F. Giloth > + Mary B. Dunn David R. Evans % > Wendy S. (Shankel) Evans ’79 & Morris Evans Peter M. Fairbanks ’70 & Roberta (Case) Fairbanks ’72 + John J. Farrelly ’73 & Donna (Foley) Farrelly ’73 $ Daniel E. Feder ’84 & Mary (Howard) Feder ’85 + Charles Feldberg ’54, ’08 HD & Mildred (Velleman) Feldberg ’55 + Paul B. Ferraro ’89, ’92MS & Ellen J. (Martin) Ferraro ’89, ’94PhD + $ James D. Flynn ’79 Carl M. Fortin ’64 & Janice Fortin ++++

David R. Gaboury ’76 & Mary E. Gaboury + Gary Garretson Francis W. Goodell & Ann S. Goodell $ Robert M. Gorman ’63 + Edward C. Gray ’73 + Kurt M. Grazewski ’78 Christopher C. Greer ’88 & Kristine E. (Maxcey) Greer ’90 Stephen P. Gross ’75 + $ Richard B. Gulman ’79 & Susan J. (Mann) Gulman ’81 ++++ Richard G. Haas ’58S & Janet G. Haas Henry L. Hall, Jr. ’53 & Jean E. Hall Robert F. Hatch ’61 & Laverna (Somers) Hatch ’60 $ Robert F. Hatch ’86 $ Robert A. Henry ’70 ++ John D. Hislop III ’76 % & Patricia M. Hislop % Robert C. Holub > & Sabine S. Holub Richard T. Horan % & Joan F. Horan % + Jay Howland ’68 % & Ingrid Howland % ++++ John H. Hubbe ’84 + $ Charles K. Hyde ’66 ++ Robert D. Jacobs ’68 & Pamela (Meadows) Jacobs ’69 ++++ Robert P. Jacobs ’81 $ Jason R. Janoff ’93 & Stefanie L. (Rappaport) Janoff ’93 $ Donna Jeffers David Johnson +++ Marshall G. Jones ’72MS, ’74PhD +++ $ A. Leo Joseph ’89MS Robert W. Joyce ’50 +++ Anne (Shecrallah) Kandilis ’82 $ Robin Karlin Arthur S. Keene > & Maura Keene Clifford J. Knox ’50 ++++ $ Samuel C. Koch > Curt P. Kohlberg ’80 & Allegra K. Manacher ’83MED ++ E M. Kornfield ’02, ’04MS Ronald L. LaBarre ’73 $ John P. Lareau ’72 & Margaret A. (McMahon) Lareau ’72 Ida N. Lauter Mark A. Lester Eric S. Levy ’87 $ Lawrence H. Liederman ’67 % Elaine (Norton) Linscott ’62 ++ William C. MacLeod ’63 ++ $ David Manganaro Paul Manganaro ’87 + Robert P. Marzilli ’75S, ’77 +++ Christopher McCabe ’81 & Maryellen McCabe +

Mark A. McDonald ’91MS, ’96PhD > & Sharon S. McDonald Melinda C. McIntosh > Paul J. Milbury ’74, ’75MBA Robert A. Mionis ’85 Todor D. Mitev ’96MBA Michael Motta Ronald J. Nathan ++++ $ Robert P. Neil, Jr. ’78 % & Mary (Martins) Neil ’78 % ++++ $ Jennifer L. Nicolai ’94 % & Richard J. Miller % Thomas H. Nolan ’79 Thomas O’Brien > ++++ Gordon N. Oakes, Jr. ’63, ’88HD & Pamela (O’Donnell) Oakes ’63 + Louis Panaccione ’80 Jeanne C. Parks ’92MM % & George N. Parks HA % > + * James O. Pearson ’78 Robert B. Perlman ’88 & Serena Perlman ++ Scott M. Perry ’82 % & Ann C. (Reddy) Perry ’82 % + Karen M. (Holland) Peters ’91 % & Charles J. Peters, Jr. % + Catharine C. Porter ’92EdD > +++ Gary W. Pritchard ’80 & Christine M. (Mahoney) Pritchard ’79 Anna C. Quintero Keith P. Quinton + James R. Ralph & Edith A. Ralph ++++ Jill C. Richardson ’76 +++ $ Steven G. Richter ’77 & Tammy Richter Steven W. Rizk ’84PhD Linda E. (Cotton) Ronan ’82 +++ Patricia (Driscoll) Sampson ’60 Mohan F. Sancheti ’90MS $ Susan W. (Wallace) Scales ’60MS Gerald L. Schafer > + Marlene (Sandler) Schiff ’60 Marvin O. Schlanger ’72MS & Eva (Listman) Schlanger ’70MA + Irwin Schneider % & Roni Schneider % + John J. Schwartz ’85 & Lynda M. (Harbold) Schwartz ’86 $ Nicholas J. Scuderi ’88 Salvatore C. Scuderi Stephen P. Scuderi ’74 & Shirley M. Scuderi ’97 Janet A. Secatore ’69 + Elizabeth Segers ’81 James H. Sexton ’74, ’79MS & Marcia (Wiechert) Sexton ’76 + Robert A. Shanley > Gregory S. Sherowski ’70 + $ Anil J. Shrikhande ’73PhD +

Andrew Sinauer Elvira R. (Suarez) Sisolak ’67 & William H. Sisolak +++ Albert L. Skinner ’74 & Donna F. Skinner + Gloria Slosberg + Dick Smith ’66 & Sally (Minich) Smith ’66 % ++++ Aaron D. Spencer David A. Spieler ’74 & Karen A. (Kester) Spieler ’75 ++ James E. Stanchfield ’74 Michael P. Stansky ’80 & Jill (Metlitz) Stansky ’81 John A. Stevens ’73 James F. Sullivan ’55 & Sally Sullivan ++++ John W. Sullivan ’94MS + $ Michael Susco % & Jill Gold % + Paul H. Terry ’59MS, ’63PhD Frederick C. Tillis > & E. Louise Tillis ++++ Gregory J. Titterington ’80 Henry B. Trull, Jr. ’56 Karen Utgoff Victor A. Utgoff David Van Gelder & Kathleen Van Gelder Lynda L. Walker ’82 $ John R. Walkey ’60 + Paul C. Washburn III ’81, ’84MBA & Elizabeth L. (Baker) Washburn ’84 ++++ Carol A. Wentworth-Bete ’76 & Michael Bete ++ John A. Wentzell ’84MS David R. White ’77, ’78MS + $ John B. White ’81MS, ’85PhD & Mary B. Regan ’86EdD Richard L. Wikander ’84MA, ’91PhD > Dale Williams % & Christine Williams % ++ William E. Woodburn, Jr. ’56 +

Associates $2,500 - $4,999 3 Anonymous Donors Kenneth D. Allen ’81 & Susan (Barber) Allen ’81 + Alexander E. Ambroz ’05 $ Elva (Foerster) Anderson ’48 ++++ Stephen G. Anderson ’74 & Gail M. Parker ++++ Edward S. Andrews, Jr. ’85 $ Jay Appleman Paul J. Archey ’89MS John A. Armstrong & Elizabeth Armstrong

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Steven J. Aronson ’75 & Risa S. (Dubin) Aronson ’75 Souheil Asmar ’76 + John B. Baillieul ’67 % & Patricia (Pfeiffer) Baillieul ’68 % + $ Cornel Ban Lois J. Barber Ronald J. Bartos ’80 $ James G. Bennas ’39 & Nina Bennas ++++ Lucy Wilson Benson ’69HD + Marc L. Berman ’80 & Elizabeth H. Stone + Donald M. Boettger ’85 Ann C. (Sheehy) Bourgeois ’60 ++++ Mark B. Bradley ’79 Estate of John P. Brooks ’37 * ++++ James W. Brown ’72 % & Karen A. Brown % ++++ $ Larry R. Brown % & Barbara Lapidas-Brown % $ Cynthia A. Burke ’83 + Catharine F. Butterfield ’94MED & D. Anthony Butterfield > James B. Butterfield Barton B. Byg > & Jan E. Whitaker ++ Gregory J. Caetano ’84 + Marjorie (Eckmann) Cahn ’82EdD Gregory J. Cannella ’88 > ++ Carl A. Carta % & Patricia A. Carta % Kim Cartelli-Matthews ’96 Robert N. Casper ’04MFA Maryanne Cataldo ’79 Jay A. Catelli ’05 + $ Herbert L. Cheever ’65 + $ Lim C. Chhuy ’64, ’66MS & Dorothy (Haskell) Chhuy ’66 ++++ Martin P. Chotiner ’76 ++++ $ Carl R. Christenson ’82, ’84MS & Kimberlee B. Christenson Bob S. Cohen ’55, ’63MS & Iris C. (Sidman) Cohen ’57 Diana J. Cohen ’94 ++ $ Peter L. Conrad ’80PhD & Janice Marchut Conrad ++ Frank J. Consoli ’75 + Charles F. Corcoran ’73 ++ $ Sabina G. Cournoyer ’79MA + * Deceased + 5 years of consecutive giving ++ 10 years of consecutive giving +++ 15 years of consecutive giving ++++ 20 years of consecutive giving $ Corporate matching gift % Parent > Faculty, staff or emeritus faculty HA Honorary alumnus or alumna HD Honorary degree S Stockbridge alumnus or alumna


Stronger together Associates $2,500 - $4,999 Continued James L. Craig ’96CAGS, ’96MED > & Christine L. Craig ++ Neil G. Daboul % Peter J. Daboul Jon T. Davenport ’05, ’06MS $ Allen J. Davis ’76MA % & Judith S. Davis ’71MED, ’87EdD John C. Decas ’55S Cynthia Delia Coddington ’81 & D. Mitchell Coddington + Gordon DeWerth + Bronislaw K. Dichter & Patricia M. Dichter Theodore E. Djaferis ’74 % > & Mary M. Djaferis ’03MS % Abraham L. Doneger ’73 & Valerie J. (Familant) Doneger ’75 Stephen P. Driscoll ’73 + Cheryl A. Dubin Tutun ’90 $ W. Eric Egan ’82 & Margot T. Egan ++ Rachel E. Ehrlich Arthur Elkins ’57 > & Barbara R. Elkins + Saul F. Feingold ’54 +++ Kevin M. Ferreira ’07 $ William C. Field ’86 $ Shaun P. Fitzgerald ’71 +++ Daniel E. Flynn ’87 Nancy E. Fogg-Johnson ’69 + Thomas C. Foley ’57 + Christopher J. Fontaine ’79 + Robert T. Foote, Jr. ’62 % & Marianne F. Dunn ’77 +++ Lynette E. Foucher Todd M. Fruhbeis ’89 & Jennifer E. (Gagnon) Fruhbeis ’89 Richard M. Gaberman ’60 & Elizabeth H. Gaberman + James W. Gamble ’87S Michael J. Garrity ’81 & Linda L. (Lewis) Garrity ’80 +++ Edwin C. Gentzler > & Jenny S. Spencer > Jeffrey D. Glassman ’90 Gay L. Goodwin ’96 % & Steven D. Goodwin % > + Joseph D. Gould $ Brady L. Green ’86 & Natalie J. (Dury) Green ’88 + Howard C. Greene ’79 & Michele M. Greene ++ $ Donald A. Greenhalgh ’73, ’76MBA ++++ Stephen J. Gulo, Jr. ’66 ++++ $ John R. Hanlon, Jr. Richard P. Harland ’59 + 66

James M. Harrity, Jr ’99MED, ’06EdD + Roderick P. Hart ’66 & Margaret L. (McVey) Hart ’68 $ Jeffrey F. Hatch ’74MED, ’91CAGS & Joyce M. Hatch ’88MBA > + William S. Hogan, Jr. & Karen C. Hogan +++ Dennis P. Jancsy ’69, ’72MBA +++ James F. Kane ’70 % & Andrea D. (Segal) Kane ’70 % ++++ Richard A. Kane ’92 + Kristin A. (Bibeau) Keating ’89 $ John P. Keenan ’72 & Dagmar (Schorkhuber) Keenan ’73 Harold P. Kelley, Jr. ’56 ++ $ Judith (Dewhirst) Kelly ’58 ++ Alvin T. Kho ’94, ’96MS, ’00PhD + John J. Kominski ’59, ’90HD ++++ Eleanor Krinsky Gary P. Lamoureaux ’69, ’84EdD % & Nancy (Hansen) Lamoureaux ’73 ++++ Irene J. Lang ’74 $ Michael J. Langer % Robert L. LaPalme ’77, ’78MBA ++++ William J. Lawrence ’83MBA $ Charlene A. (Brown) Lea ’72MA, ’77PhD & Henry A. Lea > Steven M. Lee ’96 $ James P. Leheny Jay A. Leonard, Jr ’85, ’06MBA & Christine V. Leonard $ Charles D. Machlin ’82 +++ Carol B. MacKnight ’73EdD & William J. MacKnight Michael F. Malone ’79PhD > & Christine A. Lau + Charles H. Manley ’68MS, ’69PhD & Eileen (Alderson) Manley ’67 ++++ Lawrence S. Martin ’67 F. Ward McCarthy ’73 John J. McCarthy III > & Ellen M. Woolford > + Christine B. (Tucker) McCartney ’73 Joseph R. McEacharn ’95 + David J. McLaughlin ’84, ’89PhD > & Ann (Frei) McLaughlin ’90MA Richard J. McNulty ’75 Robert D. McWilliams ’85 % & Deborah T. McWilliams % $ Margaret M. Melozzi Judith A. (Dorfman) Mendelsohn ’85MED Dwight H. Merriam ’68 + Glenn W. Meurer, Jr ’80, ’85, ’87MS % & Barbara (Weldon) Meurer ’80 % +++

Paula J. (Connor) Meyer ’86 Thomas V. Milbury ’79 & Robyn B. Glazer Milbury ’79 + $ Kendall G. Miller ’79 & Carla A. (Ray) Miller ’82, ’85MS $ John W. Moore ’58S % & Marcy E. (Rosenfield) Moore ’82 ++ Ross J. Moore ’86 Mara A. Motherway + Sally D. Motherway ++ William D. Motherway ’87 + $ Richard T. Mulcahy John R. Mullin ’67 > & Judith A. Mullin ’87 Kenneth A. Mundt ’86MS & Elizabeth A. Mundt Robert W. Munroe ’82 & Erin L. (Heath) Munroe ’82 + Basant Nanda ’92MS $ Robert E. Newman ’89MS Daniel S. Newton ’90 $ Ann M. O’Rourke ’86 & Camille Batarekh + $ Gordon B. Palley ’74 & Cynthia (Mis) Palley ’77, ’85CAGS ++++ Mark L. Parent & Sandra Parent ++++ Roy D. Perdue ’73 ++++ Frederick J. Pevey, Jr. ’72, ’82MBA + David Plantier $ Adam H. Porter > & Elizabeth Jakob > ++ Larry M. Post ’75 ++++ Robert A. Potash > & Jeanne Potash ++++ Michael J. Quinn ’80 % & Jane E. (White) Quinn ’83 % Marcel E. Ricciardelli ’90 J. Melinda Rigney ’86EdD & Lloyd W. Ortman, Jr. ++++ Alan G. Robinson > & Margaret M. Robinson John E. Robison + Joseph Roif & Judith Roif ++ Gerard P. Rooney ’82 $ Sander B. Ross ’70 & Carol F. Ross +++ Mark Rovelli ’79 + $ Charles J. Ruma ’64, ’65MBA & Marcia (Lockhart) Ruma ’65 James J. Ryan ’82 + $ Matthew B. Sawa ’98 + Marc Schneider ’81 Martha Schuette Evan Schulman Pamela J. Selby Salkovitz ’80 & Marc W. Salkovitz Reza M. Shafii ’83, ’85MS %

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Lawrence S. Sharnak ’75 & Diane (Green) Sharnak ’76 Walter L. Shaw ’70 + William R. Shea, Jr. ’84 & Cecilia (Carmody) Shea ’83 J. Curtis Shumway ++ Kenneth T. Slovin ’89 & Ann A. Slovin ’88 + $ Donald W. Smith ’75 & Gail E. Matthews > +++ Ronald E. Smith ’90 Peter St. Lawrence ’58 & Martha (Dewhirst) St. Lawrence ’59 + Martin S. Starr ’63, ’68MS, ’72PhD & Marge Leahy + $ Jackee E. (Harsip) Stigliano ’75 % & Neil Stigliano % + $ Herbert A. Stone ’55, ’58MS ++ Thomas A. Sturgis ’00 $ William A. Sutton % ++ Joseph J. Tabacco, Jr. ’71 ++ Barbara L. (Beebe) Takahashi ’81 Ralph J. Takala ’62 & Meredith (Mawbey) Takala ’61 $ Michael B. Tannenbaum ’91 + Philip J. Tarpey, Jr. ’55 Edwin L. Thomas ’69 % + Wendy Tiner ’82 + $ Ana T. Tocco ’10 William H. Truswell % Michael A. Tunstall ’82 Eugenia Ulasewicz ’75 & Robert F. Labbancz Alexis Venechanos > Elizabeth M. Walsh ’10 Jeffrey M. Waxman ’90 + David B. Weisblat ’75 ++ Patrick R. Whelan ’80 & Paula A. (Deciccio) Whelan ’80 Cleve E. Willis & Barbara A. Willis + Matthew B. Woodward Robert J. Woolrich ’76MS & Noeline S. Woolrich + Richard P. Wynn ’50 +++ Jonathan O. Yorks ’83 % & Susan K. (Keene) Yorks ’83 % ++++ Robert Zelis ’60

Members $1,000 - $2,499 13 Anonymous Donors Mary P. (Greig) Abbott ’79 Neal B. Abraham Reginald H. Achilles ’91 Daniel N. Adams ’86, ’88MS $ Douglas W. Adler ’75MBA > ++++ Carl D. Aframe ’68 % + Nicholas G. Agrios ’85 Thomas S. Aldrich ’86 & Elizabeth A. Aldrich

Mary K. Alexander ’74MS, ’85EdD & Lillian R. Goodman Glenn S. Allan ’75MED, ’77EdD & Paula A. Allan + Deborah A. (Young) Almo ’71 $ Norman Alshooler % & Abigail Boucher Alshooler % Daniel Amato ’99 Jack T. Ampuja ’70 + Ronald Anderson % & Patty Anderson % Mark M. Andrew ’86 & Jill C. (Siflinger) Andrew ’86 ++ $ Stephen C. Appe ’80 $ Cyril L. Applebaum ’45 & Barbara Applebaum Paul R. Appleby ’69, ’70MED & Marie T. (Sienkiewicz) Appleby ’69, ’80MED +++ Judith A. Aronstein ’78 Gail (Mowry) Ashley ’63, ’72MS Trevers S. Astheimer ’96 & Rosemary L. (Jarvis) Astheimer ’98 $ Roger C. Avery ’66 +++ Marshall Bacherman % & Rosalyn Bacherman + Richard A. Bachman ’77MBA ++ Charles J. Baczek, Jr. ’72 & Linda A. (Vosburgh) Baczek ’72 ++++ $ William Baczek + M. Lee Badgett > Francis M. Baker Barry Balamuth Les D. Ball ’75PhD ++ Maria A. Balzarini ’78 $ Donald L. Banks ’74EdD > Clif Banner ’70 & Linda M. (Laine) Banner ’69 +++ Todd G. Bari ’94 $ Elaine (Chomyn) Barker ’63, ’69MA & Allen V. Barker > ++++ Amy C. Barkin Elaine Barkin Carol A. Barr ’91MS, ’94PhD > Michael J. Barrett % & Nancy A. Dolberg % Robert K. Barrett ’64 + David A. Barrows % & Patricia A. Barrows % Kenneth H. Barrows ’60 & Betsy (Howes) Barrows ’64 Stephanie J. (Firth) Barry ’97MED & Sean Barry ’92 + H. Joseph Barthold II ’78 % & Joyce W. Barthold % + David M. Bartley ’56, ’61MED, ’80HD, ’88EdD % Paul R. Bartsch ’66, ’67MM +

Thomas W. Bashista & Jean M. Bashista Stephen A. Basile ’75 + Christine C. Bassett % Martha A. Bassett ’80 + Alan J. Baublis ’92, ’99PhD & Carla R. Baublis ++ $ Andrew L. Beall ’00 +++ Peter D. Beaton ’67S Pamela Beaubien Richard L. Beauchine ’73 Bevin A. Beaudet ’69 Paul G. Beaulieu ’82 + Paul A. Beck ’64 Garret S. Bedrin ’02 Paul N. Belval ’84 & Janet E. Harver Belval ’84 ++ John G. Bemis Paul M. Bennett ’57 ++ Laurie Benoit ’99 > & Barry DelCastilho + Heidi S. Berenson ’79 Neoma M. Berger ++ Nathan J. Bergeron Eric N. Berkowitz ’71, ’73MBA > & Sandra (Brouck) Berkowitz ’72 Joel D. Berkowitz ’63 + Michael J. Berland ’90 Hal M. Berman ’77MS Sandra F. Berman Peter M. Bernon & Kay L. Bernon Thomas E. Berube ’76 John G. Bestgen, Jr. ’55 Robert F. Betts ’59 + Rajeev Bhalla ’86 $ E. Diana Biagioli ’86 & Aram H. Flores $ Christopher D. Biemesderfer ’79 ++ Mark W. Biscoe, Jr. ’82 + Steven L. Bissonnette ’88MBA + Richard V. Blomstrom ’63 % Robert J. Bogart ’83 & Patricia Bogart + Peter Bogdan % & Pamela Bogdan % Claire M. Bonasoni % $ David A. Booth Robert F. Borawski Robert A. Bosselman ’70, ’77PhD Joseph L. Boucher ’57 + Leo R. Boudreau ’76 & Louise F. Snow $ Wayne T. Boulais ’85, ’88MS Jo-Ann Bourguignon > + Kristina A. Bourne ’00MBA, ’06PhD & Timothy P. Valentine $ David E. Bourque Stephen P. Bowen $ Kristen A. Bowsher ’88 Jeanne (McKay) Boyden ’76 % & Howard Boyden % $

Jennifer L. Bozek ’97 ++ Elizabeth J. Bradley ’79, ’84 & Raymond S. Bradley % > Linda L. (Lovell) Bradley ’64 + Charles D. Bramhall ’77S Ben S. Branch % > + Robert J. Brannan ’00, ’00 $ Philip P. Braswell & Marina U. Braswell Jonathon M. Brennan ’77 Richard L. Bresciani ’60 & Joanne (Albertini) Bresciani ’60 + Richard Brignolo % & Caroline Brignolo % Sharon Bromberg ’81 + Jacqueline A. Brousseau-Pereira ’00MPA, ’15EdD > + Alan C. Brown ’71 +++ $ Edward B. Brown III ’83 +

John A. Carriere ’75 ++ Joan M. Centrella ’75 George P. Cernada > Inah (Choi) Chambers ’90 Judith (Segzdowicz) Chelte ’94PhD + Grady W. Chism ’73PhD ++ David J. Chou ’81 + $ Peter F. Chouinard ’88 Abbot Chrisman Nicholas R. Chrisman ’72 Paul W. Cichocki ’91 & Cynthia M. Ostrowski ’91 + Vanessa A. Cieslak ’76 ++ Maryanne (Barcus) Clark ’77 $ Stephen W. Clarke ’86 & Elizabeth W. Clarke +++ $ David J. Clarkson ’73 % & Ellen M. Clarkson % + Priscilla M. (Massei) Clarkson

Herbert N. Brown % Stanley M. Brown & Elizabeth R. Brown Anne L. Bryant ’78EdD Timothy J. Bryant ’89 & Lisa (Leonard) Bryant ’88 + Marda F. Buchholz ’65 $ Raymond H. Buckley ’52 + $ Barry L. Bunshoft ’55 Susan (Bailey) Burg ’67 + Dennis F. Burke ’76 & Jayne (Driscoll) Burke ’77 + Edward D. Burke ’72 & Marilyn J. Burke ’84, ’02MED John P. Burke ’86 Dennis M. Bushe ’65 + $ Karen Butcher Leslie (Horner) Button ’77, ’88MS > & Leroy J. Button III > +++ Kyle R. Byrne ’82, ’85MS, ’87PhD Lynn A. Cabana ’78 $ Stephen G. Cadenelli & Linda A. Cadenelli Marta B. Calas ’87PhD > & Linda M. Smircich > ++ Angela B. Callahan ’85 & Shelby Conrad ++ Diane M. Campbell ’88, ’00EdD Kerry J. Campbell ’68, ’75MS + Leslie A. Campbell + Christopher C. Campolettano Joseph J. Cancellieri, Jr. ’75 ++ Anne M. Canfield ’91 Martine A. (Gaechter) Canning ’90 & Craig Canning James D. Capistran ’81, ’84MS > & Lois A. Kelley ’85, ’00MS Rebecca B. Caplice ’78MBA & Joseph A. Poirier, Jr. Jay Caraviello ’84 % Kelley R. Carr ’88 ++

’69, ’73MS, ’77PhD > & Ronald Pipkin Lawrence D. Clough ’77 + Susan L. Cocalis > Alan S. Cohen ’66 & Natalie K. Cohen Robert W. Colantuoni ’74 & Deborah (Subzda) Colantuoni ’73 $ Philmore H. Colburn II ’86MBA Robert C. Cole, Jr. ’59 & Margaret A. Cole ++++ Sean Colgan David M. Collard ’89PhD & Joanne Mei ’84, ’88MS, ’92PhD Dennis M. Collins ’72 Peter G. Colton ’78 Paul M. Conlin ’88 + $ Elinor L. (Ubertalli) Connors ’56 +++ Jack C. Conroy ’71 Robert E. Cook ’72 % & Dimitra T. Cook ’73 % $ Barbara W. Cooke James H. Cooper ’65 ++++ Karen Cooper Scott R. Cooper & Susan L. Cooper Robert L. Corkum ’53 ++ $ Peter J. Costa ’84PhD & Anne R. Costa + James Costantino ’58 James A. Counihan ’92 William Couto

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Continued on p. 74 * Deceased + 5 years of consecutive giving ++ 10 years of consecutive giving +++ 15 years of consecutive giving ++++ 20 years of consecutive giving $ Corporate matching gift % Parent > Faculty, staff or emeritus faculty HA Honorary alumnus or alumna HD Honorary degree S Stockbridge alumnus or alumna


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Strengthening the humanitieS

Susan and Larry Benedict credit their student experiences at UMass Amherst, especially their work in theater, for their rewarding careers. They hope their gifts will make a difference for undergraduate theater technicians.

A Scholarship for Unsung Heroes Larry ’67 and Susan ’69 (McGuinn) Benedict met as undergraduates working as theater technicians for a production of Romulus. They say their theater experience helped shape their lives and careers—and endeared UMass Amherst to them. “We couldn’t have imagined the life we have been able to have,” says Susan. They have shown their gratitude with three different kinds of gifts for students studying the theater technical arts: a $20,000 commitment for scholarships, a pledge to create a $80,000 endowed scholarship, and a planned bequest with a value of $750,000. “When I was a junior I got a $200 scholarship and that made all the difference in the world,” recalls Larry. They also have fond coming-of-age memories working as carpenters, electricians, and production managers for campus performances. “I didn’t realize it


at the time but we learned many life skills,” says Larry. Both Benedicts have earned master’s and doctoral degrees from UMass Amherst; Larry worked as a higher education administrator and Susan as a public elementary school teacher who also taught college-level courses. The Benedicts hope their gifts make a financial difference for students as well as validate their talent and work as unsung heroes in the theater world. Katrina Frances Lewonczyk ’10 is the perfect recipient for a Benedict scholarship. For most of her undergraduate years, Lewonczyk worked in stage management and scenic design. “I loved it. I have a strong, well-rounded background,” notes Lewonczyk. She parlayed her experienced into a properties residency at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Conn.

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Corporate Goodwill

Chan has Stephanie Raimondeau ’02PhD, Joseph Watson ’00G, and ExxonMobil to thank for her scholarship. The couple met as chemical engineering graduate students and now live in the Washington, D.C. area. Raimondeau works with catalysts and reactors at ExxonMobil; Watson works for Eastern Research Group. A generous three-toone educational gifts matching program from ExxonMobil was their catalyst to establish an endowed scholarship of $50,000. “We were giving a little bit every year, but when we saw this three-to-one match, we knew we had to take advantage of it,” says Raimondeau. She also wants to encourage more women to become chemical engineers. “There are not many

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With hefty expenses like a $140 fluid mechanics textbook, the $1,840 scholarship Holly Chan ’11 received from the College of Engineering last year was a lifeline. The third child in her family to attend UMass Amherst, Chan is financing her chemical engineering studies through grants, scholarships, loans, and savings. She plans to give up her two campus jobs to meet the academic challenges of senior year.

Like many UMass Amherst students, Holly Chan is working through school to pay for tuition and books. She says scholarships help immensely.

of us in general,” she says. The College of Engineering, too, supports women and minorities through its Diversity Programs Office, which offers seminars, academic assistance, access to undergraduate research, and scholarship opportunities. In addition to those like Raimondeau and Watson who made scholarship gifts, 44 donors supported the Diversity Programs with $60,000 in gifts.

Matching Corporations The following companies provided matching gift support for this year’s Founders Circle and Leadership Giving Circle members. 3M Foundation, Inc. Abbott Laboratories Fund Accenture Adage Capital Management, LP Adobe Systems Incorporated AEGON Transamerica Foundation Aetna Foundation, Inc. Air Liquide America Corporation Albemarle Corporation Alcoa Foundation Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Company, PC Amgen Foundation, Inc. Amica Mutual Insurance Company Aviva Charitable Foundation Babson Capital Management, LLC Bank of America Bank of New York Barclays Bank Foundation Barclays Capital Baxter International Foundation Boeing Company Campbell Soup Foundation Champlain Investment Partners, LLC CIGNA Foundation Coca-Cola Company

Constellation Brands Incorporated Constellation Energy Group Covidien Darden Restaurants Foundation Davis Selected Advisors, LP Dell Corporation Deloitte Foundation Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Dow Chemical Company Edison International Ernst & Young Foundation Exelon Corporation ExxonMobil Foundation Fidelity Investments FM Global Foundation H.B. Fuller Company General Electric Fund General Mills Foundation General Re Corporation GlaxoSmithKline GMO Goldman Sachs & Company Goodrich Foundation Gorton’s John Hancock Hanover Insurance Group Harte-Hanks Communication Hasbro Charitable Trust Hewitt Associates Home Depot

IBM International Foundation Illinois Tool Works Foundation Investment Technology Group, Inc. Jacobs Associates Johnson & Johnson KBR Incorporated Kellogg’s KPMG Foundation Kraft Employee Involvement Programs Legg Mason & Company, LLC Lockheed Martin LPL Financial Advisors Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company Mellon Financial Corporation Foundation Merck Company Foundation Merrill Lynch & Company Foundation, Inc. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company MFS Investment Services Microsoft Corporation Morgan Creek Capital Management, LLC Motorola Foundation Nationwide Insurance Enterprise Foundation New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. New York Life Foundation Northeast Utilities System Northrop Grumman Foundation Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation, Inc. NSTAR Foundation

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Owens-Corning Foundation Inc. People’s Bank PepsiCo Foundation, Inc. Pfizer Foundation Pitney-Bowes, Inc. PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Procter & Gamble Company Prudential Foundation QUALCOMM Inc. Raytheon Company Sensient Technologies Foundation, Inc Shell Oil Company Foundation A.O. Smith Foundation, Inc. State Street Stop & Shop Companies, Inc. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada Synopsys, Inc. Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. United Asset Management Corporation United Technologies Verizon Foundation Wachovia Foundation, Inc. Waters Corporation Wellington Management Company, LLP Wells Fargo Foundation Western-Southern Enterprise Fund White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Wyeth


Grass roots GivinG

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One Tree Many Branches

One hundred years ago, the graduating class planted a purple European beech tree that still stands on the south side of French Hall.

Establishing Roots Demonstrating fidelity to their alma mater, graduating seniors raised $40,000 for a fund to be used to support energy conservation and other green projects across campus. They also continued the venerable tradition of planting a class tree—a noble living monument that will outlive many generations while offering continuous beauty to the campus. Pictured are 2010 seniors planting a Japanese umbrella pine tree at the southern end of Herter Hall and the 1910 tree as it now stands at French Hall 100 years later.

UMass Amherst Parents Realizing that philanthropy enhances their children’s education, parents have given $800,000 to support UMass Amherst. Giving by parents over the last five years totals $5.1 million.


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Fulfilling Dreams

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Founders Day in April honored more than the establishment of the University of Massachusetts in 1863. The outdoor picnic on the lawn of Goodell was an appreciation of the $1 million contributed to the first faculty and staff campaign in recent memory.

Classic Wheels of Change Members of the Class of 1960 left an indelible mark with the Million Heirs Scholarship Endowment totaling $1.3 million as its 50th Reunion Gift. “We set a goal to leave a lasting legacy for the Class of 1960 by raising enough money to give meaningful scholarships for generations to come,� says Don Moriarty, chair of the Class of 1960 Gift Committee.

1960 Homecoming queen and escort.

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ARTFUL PHILANTHROPY The mission of the University Gallery to collect, teach, and exhibit modern and contemporary 20th century works on paper grew stronger with three different donations of art, valued together at $202,000.

Lynn Hecht Schafran donated 15 signed gelatin silver prints by Garry Winogrand, considered an American master of photographing ordinary scenes during the 1960s. Pictured is a small crowd at the John F. Kennedy Space Center watching the Apollo 11 launch in 1969.

Thirty-two images of dancers taken by Barbara Morgan, an American photographer to document modern dancers in the 1930s and 1940s, were donated by her grandson, Nils Morgan, and his wife, Kara Rillings Morgan. Pearl Primus, a pioneer of modern dance and African dance as a concert form, was a Five College faculty member in the 1980s and 1990s.


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Internationally acclaimed artist Tom Friedman created “Mandala,” a digital retrospective print made with eight graduate students when he was in residency at UMass Amherst. Friedman donated a print for the permanent collection and three others for fundraising.

With three new gifts valued at nearly $100,000, the protistology (study of single-celled eukaryotic microbes) collection at the W. E. B. Du Bois Library now holds the papers, lab notebooks, and journals of 12 leading 20th-century protistologists. The collection is the world’s primary repository of light and electron micrographs of protists.

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Stronger together Members $1,000 - $2,499 Continued Jeffrey R. Cox > & William G. Love Richard W. Crawford ’78 + Gerald S. Creem ’67 ++++ $ Devin R. Croft ’75 Rosemary C. Crosier ’73, ’75MS ++++ Gary A. Cross ’60 Kelvin F. Cross ’75, ’77MS & Caren P. Arnstein ’77 ++ Dennis M. Crowley, Jr. ’59 % Nancy M. Cullen ’76 James E. Curley ’66, ’68MS, ’70PhD $ Alan S. Curtis & Brenda Curtis Joseph P. Cutrone ’90 $ Paul R. Cutts ’66 & Dana (Paul) Cutts ’64 ++ $ Joseph P. D’Eramo % & Debra A. D’Eramo % $ Douglas M. Dale ’04MED % + Stephen P. Daniel ’81 + Norman R. Daoust ’72 + Donald F. Dargie ’65 % William A. Darity, Sr. > & Trudy Darity ++ Honore S. David ’94EdD & Donald J. David ++++ Sharon L. Davies ’84 & Alan C. Michaels + Alexander E. Dean ’67 + $ George B. Dean ’75 & Leslie K. Meyer ++ Edward P. Deane II ’77 + Eric A. Decker ’89PhD > +++ Gerald J. DeFilippo ’63 & Judith DeFilippo Edgar M. Delaney ’59 ++ Joseph L. DeMarco ’74 & Aline J. DeMarco ’03 % + Rita M. DeMoranville Kenneth S. Denison $ Walter B. Denny % > & Alice E. Robbins + Allyson P. (Fish) DeNoble ’89 & Edward V. DeNoble ++++ Seren Z. Derin Robert R. DeRosier III ’97 $ Anthony A. Dertouzos ’92 Michele DesAutels ’09MBA, ’09MPA & Philip DesAutels $ Christopher C. Desmarais & Catherine A. Desmarais Celeste (Dubord) Devaney ’43 ++ Carl A. Deveau $ Andrew F. Devivo ’94 Frederic Dexter Anthony J. Di Ninno ’65, ’70MA ++ $ 74

Anthony P. DiCenzo ’73, ’74MS & Carolyn (Barron) DiCenzo ’72MS + Margaret C. Dickerman Peter D. Dion ’86 + Anne (Chase) Dobson ++++ Bernard J. Doherty II ’57S, ’59, ’64MS +++ Edward M. Doherty ’77 + Paula M. (Lizotte) Doherty ’69 & Raymond R. Doherty ++++ $ James H. Donahue ’63 Robert W. Donald ’56 John J. Donovan ’49 & Prudence (Waugh) Donovan ’51 ++ Mark Donovan ’78 Andrew C. Donson > Jacqueline F. Dorfman ’82 Michael F. Dowe ’86 Philip M. Doyle ’73 & Michelle L. (Champigny) Doyle ’73 + Emily J. Drake ’66 ++ Marcy P. (Perkins) Driscoll ’78PhD + Donald J. Drosehn ’73 Sheldon M. Drucker ’67 Kenneth M. Drumm ’70 ++ Christopher J. Dubord ’83 $ Michael P. Duffield ’90 Judy T. Dunn % Donald D. Dwight ’58 $ M. Katherine Dwyer ’71 Lee R. Edwards +++ Stewart W. Ehly ’71 +++ Paul D. Enderle ’91 Edith (Smith) Engel ’68 ++ Kevin I. Erkkila ’75 ++ $ David T. Evans ’71 Daniel D. Ewing III ’70 & Carol (McLellan) Ewing ’71 ++ $ Richard B. Fairbanks ’67, ’69MS Thomas L. Fallon ’04 & Brigitte L. (Wise) Fallon ’03 Deborah (Meyer) Fanning ’64 ++++ Scott A. Favreau ’88 Thomas M. Feeley % Marc A. Feinberg ’91 & Mindy Feinberg ++ Ann Ferguson John M. Ferriter ’71 & Sandra M. (McPherson) Ferriter ’71 ++++ Roger E. Finck & Joanne Finck + William A. Fitzgerald $ David E. Floreen ’70 % & Carol M. Floreen % ++ Kevin J. Flynn ’74 % & Jane A. (Williams) Flynn ’75 % $ Ruth-Ann (Kirby) Flynn ’63 ++ Andrew B. Forbes ’91, ’94MS & Jennifer H. Lewis-Forbes ’93 Stephen J. Forde III ’81, ’89MS &

Dawn (Kalinen) Forde ’80 ++ Maurille J. Fournier > & Janice Fournier ++ Adam M. Fox ’88 ++ Howard D. Fox ’77 James B. Francis ’86 $ Christopher L. Frank ’82S + Ian H. Fraser & Pamela Bartlett + Daniel J. Frazier > Robert F. Fredette ’74 % & Louise I. (Faille) Fredette ’74 % ++++ Patricia A. (Keck) Fredrickson ’74EdD % & Ronald H. Fredrickson % > ++ Kenneth M. Freeman ’86 & Akiko Freeman ++ Margaret H. (Rawson) Freeman ’70MA, ’72PhD & Donald C. Freeman + Michael M. Frerker ’96MS Andreas Fuchs Dorothy (Cochran) Fullam ’56 ++++ Virginia A. (Boire) Funk ’60 Thomas M. Futter Keith J. Gabrielli ’01 $ Denis G. Gagnon ’72 % & Nancy Gagnon % + Thomas H. Gagnon ’67S & Bruce Callahan Robert K. Galkiewicz ’77PhD & Rebecca (Cornwall) Galkiewicz ’75MS $ Richard F. Gallagher, Jr ’94 & Jennifer J. Gallagher ’93 + Peter P. Gallinaro ’74 +++ Helen K. Galloway ’61 Cesar A. Gamez ’86 Kumar N. Ganapathy ’90MS Paul T. Gannon ’74 % & Janet (Sullivan) Gannon ’74 % ++ Francis M. Garahan ’76 John L. Gardiner, Jr. ’90 Gary R. Gardinier ’69 & Arleen (Ruder) Gardinier ’69MED $ Joseph H. Gareau ’73 Alan C. Garlick & Deborah L. Garlick +++ Francesco Garofalo ’85 & Julie M. Lanza ’86, ’90MA Nancy L. Garrabrants ’77, ’87MS > Karen L. Garvin ’66 + Judith L. (Fleischer) Gass ’59 + Denise A. Gaudet ’77 Jay H. Gelb ’93 & Denise H. (Geiringer) Gelb ’93 + $ William G. Gelb ’70MS, ’71PhD & Penny H. (Lewow) Gelb ’70 +

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Harvey W. Gendreau ’72 ++ Thomas N. George ’60 & Alice M. George ++ Ronald R. Gerace ’84 & Juliane M. (Sicard) Gerace ’85 + Matthew S. Gershoff ’91, ’97MS & Heather M. Greene ’93 Burton R. Gesserman ’75 Christos E. Gianarakos ’43 Lawrence T. Gibbons ’74 % & Ellen (Adams) Gibbons ’76 % Sally G. Giglio ’70MED, ’87EdD & Richard J. Giglio > + Duncan W. Gillan ’00 & Ruth S. (Smith) Gillan ’81 James F. Gillooly ’81 & Anne M. (Dutka) Gillooly ’81 $ Kirby S. Gilmore ’70, ’75MS & Carolyn (Caldwell) Gilmore ’75 ++ Gwendolyn Glass ++++ Judith A. Glaven ’82 Kenneth M. Gloss ’73 % & Joyce A. Kosofsky ’75 % Carol M. Goldberg ’72 ++++ $ Richard A. Goldman ’82 & Judith W. (Rubin) Goldman ’83 + Steven H. Goldsher & Frances M. Goldsher ++ Donald P. Goldstein ’79 & Janet B. Goldstein + Joseph I. Goldstein > & Barbara H. Goldstein +++ John C. Gonzalez ’90 & Lara C. Gonzalez Robert M. Goodhue ’70, ’80MS & Jeananne W. Goodhue ++++ $ Edmund F. Goolsby ’79 % & Gail H. Goolsby % Ronald R. Gould ’69 + $ Timothy P. Grady ’93 $ Pamela (Forsythe) Grange ’79 ++ H. Kenneth Grant ’59 + John L. Grant ’73 % & Joanne (Perakis) Grant ’73 % ++++ Brian D. Graves ’64 Barbara C. (Saver) Greenberg ’45 Sharyn (Areano) Greenstein ’82 & Gary Greenstein + Richard J. Gregory ’86PhD & Gillian M. (Norman) Gregory ’82MS, ’86PhD + Roger O. Grette ’93MS % & Julie Brigham-Grette % > Alfred L. Griggs & Sally Griggs + Jeffrey A. Grodsky Ronald Grodsky Laurence J. Groipen ’79 & Lori (Lipnick) Groipen ’80 ++ Charles Grose + Continued on p. 78

The William Smith Clark Society The following individuals have designated UMass Amherst as a beneficiary of their estate plans through wills, trusts, life insurance, life income gifts, retirement plans, and retained life estates. We recognize them for their commitment to the future of UMass Amherst. For more information on planned giving call 413-577-1402 or visit Herschel G. Abbott # > & Beth L. Abbott # * Elizabeth Acheson ’51 Andrea Adams ’89, ’91MPA George H. Allen ’36, ’67HD * Mary P. Anderson ’66, ’71MS Frederick N. Andrews ’35, ’36MS, ’62HD * Margaret E. (Truran) Angelini ’39 Barr G. Ashcraft ’66MA * Theodore S. Bacon, Jr. > Mildred S. Barber ’43 # * Ellsworth Barnard ’28, ’69HD # * > & Mary (Taylor) Barnard ’34 # * John B. Barr ’33 # * Wilmer D. Barrett ’34 * % Virginia A. Beal > Karakian Bedrosian ’54 James M. Begin ’85 * Larry G. Benedict ’67, ’70MEd, ’73EdD & Susan (McGuinn) Benedict ’69, ’71MED, ’79CAGS, ’87EdD ++ John E. Bennett ’43 John W. Bennett ’52 +++ J. Leonard Benson * > Lorrey J. Bianchi ’69 + $ Edward L. Bike ’24 # * & Elsie (Nickerson) Bike ’26 # * Richard J. Bonomi ’66 & Joan I. Bonomi Cecile M. Bouchard & Nancy E. Webster Linda M. (Lemieux) Bouley ’65 Juanita (Ford) Bradspies ’59 + Joseph Brine Randolph W. Bromery ’79HD > Robert N. Brooks Roger W. Brown, Jr. ’40 * Kenneth L. Bullis ’39MS * Mary Jane (Parisi) Burke ’59 Clarice A. Burrell # * Theodore C. Caldwell # * Samuel D. Cannavo ’69 # Mary (Ireland) Carlson ’46 * Edward S. Chang % Michael J. Chapman ’97PhD I. Mike Chase ’50 # * Miriam U. Chrisman * % > Michael J. Clifford ’50, ’53MS # Charles J. Clock ’78EdD Robert W. Coburn Julie A. Cohan Charlotte M. Cooke * Theodore F. Cooke, Jr. ’34 * John C. Corr ’61 ++++ Tony D. Crespi ’85EdD & Cheryl S. Crespi John M. Cryan ’58 Janet W. Dakin *

Jeanette L. (Dipaoli) Damon ’83CAGS Judith A. Davidson ’83PhD Anastasia L. Davis * Harriet (Rayner) Derry ’43 * Robert J. DeValle ’58 # Robert O. Dewey ’47 * George A. Dickerman ’61, ’92HD ++++ $ Leslie A. Dierauf ’70 David A. Dunlavey ’67S, ’70 Christopher R. Dunlea ’89 Stephen E. Elmont ’64 * Jean E. Ferson ’52 Irene F. Fogg # * Martin Fonseca ’29 # * Gail (Mandell) Fox ’65 Benedict F. Galas ’51 # Helen K. Galloway ’61 Karen L. Garvin ’66 + Dorothy (Dunklee) Gavin ’43 ++++ George J. Gibavic ’50S * & Annette (Nelson) Gibavic ’64 * Charles L. Gleason ’40 * & Martha (Shirley) Gleason ’42 * Rose B. Gorin * Betty A. Green ’60, ’66MED William A. Green ’65 # & N. Bonny (Clapp) Green ’66 # Peter F. Grigas ’62 + Robert C. Gunness ’32, ’63HD # * Myron D. Hager ’40 # & Gladys (Archibald) Hager ’41 # + Barbara (Kerewsky) Halpern ’74MA, ’79PhD % Joel M. Halpern % > ++ D. Gibson Hammond, Jr. ’77MS ++ Shane P. Hammond ’91, ’95MEd Stanley L. Handman ’55 & Penny Bix-Handman + William B. Harmon ’65 William J. Harrington ’51, ’52MA & Joyce (Gibbs) Harrington ’45, ’52MS * Robert A. Henry ’70 ++ Martha B. Hill ’42 * Jonathan A. Hite ’78 # Norman C. Holcomb ’66 % Doris R. Holden ’75, ’ 80MS ++++ Jean (Gould) Hollis ’46 ++++ Frank F. Homeyer ’28 * Rhoda S. Honigberg +++ Leonard J. Horwitz ’49 * Douglas W. Hosmer ’44 + E. Vickory Hubbard * Richard W. Hubbard ’35 # * & Richard F. Jackson ’49, ’55MS, ’57PhD Dana A. (Nadison) Jacober ’80 & Joseph Jacober Mary (Ingraham) Jones ’27 # *

Robert W. Joyce ’50 +++ Marie B. Kelleher ’42 * Diane E. Kelton ’45, ’62PhD ++++ Evelyn (Davis) Kennedy ’26 * Louis J. Kirsch III ’55 Suzanne C. Knapp ’51 J. Henry Korson * David J. Lane ’58 ++ Gilbert W. Lawall > ++ John W. Lederle ’70HD * > & Angie K. Lederle * Maurice W. Leland ’42 Wilfred R. Lenville Ruth (Raphael) Levens ’48, ’ 50MS # +++ W. Torrey Little * & Doris T. Little * Linda G. Lockwood * Richard D. Lundy ’47 # * Douglas V. MacBrien ’76, ’79MBA * William P. MacConnell ’43 * John A. Maginnis ’18, ’68HD * Elaine (Nicpon) Marieb ’69PhD, ’85MS Esther (Coffin) Martin ’47 Thomas J. Mathews ’76 & Linnea L. Koons Michael A. Mendelsohn ’66 & Elizabeth M. Ferry ’66 Charlotte (Roberts) Messner ’55 Edwin L. Moore, ’38, ’40MS, ’42PhD * Donald G. Moriarty ’60 % Roy E. Morse ’40, ’41MS, ’48PhD John H. Morton ’66 James E. Mulcahy ’60S, ’66 Gerald W. Murphy ’57 Stephen J. Nojeim ’81MS John F. O’Connell, Jr. ’70, ’72MBA Carl S. Oberg ’50 Dorothy Ornest * John V. Osmun ’40 & Dorothy (Morley) Osmun ’40 * Wayne S. Paige ’58 * Bradford O. Parker * Charles F. Perrell ’71, ’72MBA Victor J. Pietkiewicz ’53 # +++ $ Arthur I. Poland ’64 Marjorie (Aubertin) Pratt ’45 Thomas E. Radlo ’69 ++++ Margarita H. Rand * Marvin D. Rausch # * > & Jane M. Rausch # > J. Melinda Rigney ’86EdD & Lloyd W. Ortman, Jr. ++++ Edith L. Robinson * Mary (Carney) Rockwell ’45 * Israel J. Rogosa ’42 * Harold D. Rose ’39 * Daniel Rosenfield ’53 John J. Ross ’48S *

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Janice (Rittenburg) Rossbach ’49 +++ $ B. Robert Rubin ’66 Robert H. Ruf, Jr. ’52S, ’55 * & Patricia A. Ruf * Janet C. Sargent ’35 * Donald T. Savage ’60 & Patricia A. Savage + Neil Scanlan ’67 Manfred E. Schmaizl ’60 + Judith (Broder) Sellner ’52 Robert A. Shanley > Gary P. Sharpe ’70 Alice K. (Monk) Shepard ’43 Julian S. Shock, Jr. ’68S * Don H. Smith ’34 # * Frederic S. Smith III ’63 # % ++ Norman A. Smith ’79, ’91MBA % + $ Susan C. Soloyanis ’75MS, ’78PhD + Barbara L. Sparks ’70 ++ Diane (Presz) Stengle ’72, ’80PhD % Frank P. Stetz ’73MEd, ’75EdD * Doris (Dyer) Steward ’39 * Judith L. Streeter ’75 Helen E. Symons ’65 # Jesse A. Taft ’30, ’48MS * Milton C. Taft ’54 Barbara L. (Beebe) Takahashi ’81 Paul H. Terry ’59MS, ’63PhD Donald N. Thatcher ’49 * & Janet (Sanctuary) Thatcher ’49 Kasha V. Thayer ’44 * Barbara A. Thimot * Robert P. Thimot ’53 Hayden B. Tibbetts, Jr. ’60 Zina Tillona > ++++ Rose N. Vali # * C. Lynn Vendien # * > Marguerite (Merritt) Walker ’45 + Esther M. Wallace * HA > Nancy R. Webber ’42 # * Millicent (Carpenter) Wettstein ’40 David R. White ’77, ’78MS + $ Kenneth D. Witt ’42 * John M. Zebb ’75 Ervin H. Zube ’99HD * & Margaret J. (Pew) Zube ’70MA, ’74PhD * # Charter member * Deceased + 5 years of consecutive giving ++ 10 years of consecutive giving +++ 15 years of consecutive giving ++++ 20 years of consecutive giving $ Corporate matching gift % Parent > Faculty, staff or emeritus faculty HA Honorary alumnus or alumna HD Honorary degree S Stockbridge alumnus or alumna


Stronger together Organizations Through their generosity, the following corporations, foundations, and other organizations supported a broad range of programs and activities at a level of $25,000 or more. Corporations (including Corporate Foundations)

Foundations (including Family Foundations)

Acushnet Company + Aetna + Alli, Alliance of Action Sports Altera Corporation + AT&T, Inc. Auriga Measurement Systems BASF Corporation ConAgra, Inc. + Conservation Services Group DuPont Crop Protection ExxonMobil Foundation + General Mills, Inc. Google, Inc. Intel Corporation + International Business Machines Corporation ++ Kraft Foods, Inc. ++ LogicBlox Microsoft Corporation ++ Millitech, Inc. + National Grid USA Service Company, Inc. + National Starch and Chemical Company NSTAR Panasonic Boston Laboratory Pepsi-Cola Sales & Distribution, Inc. Pfizer, Inc. Procter & Gamble Company ++++ Quali-Pro Rapiscan Systems, Inc. Raytheon Company ++ R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Saint Gobain High-Performance Materials Semiconductor Research Corporation TABB Group, LLC TriQuint Semiconductor Incorporated Unilever United States, Inc. Vistagy, Inc. Wolf Greenfield, P.C. + Yahoo! Inc.

Alpha-1 Foundation Avon Foundation Barksdale Family Fund + James G. & Carolyn Birmingham Foundation Boston Foundation, Inc. + John and Elaine Brouillard Fund Conservation, Food & Health Foundation, Inc. Lotta M. Crabtree Trust ++ Nathan Cummings Foundation Davis Educational Foundation Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Elsevier Foundation Robert L. Epstein Family Foundation Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund +++ Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund + Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Florence Heiman Charitable Foundation J.M. Hopwood Charitable Trust Isenberg Family Charitable Trust Stanley Jez Charitable Trust Lipp Family Foundation + Massachusetts 4-H Foundation, Inc. ++ Nellie Mae Education Foundation + New England Foundation for the Arts +++ Nirenberg Foundation, Inc. ++ David & Lucile Packard Foundation Rudd Family Foundation Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation, Inc. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program ++ Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation


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Other Organizations Albatross Fund Alumni Turf Group American Chemical Society ++ American Diabetes Association American Heart Association + American Psychological Association Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, Inc. Baystate Health, Inc. +++ Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association + Center for Popular Economics + Corporation for Public Broadcasting + Howard Hughes Medical Institute + Human Frontier Science Program Organization Institut Ramon Llull Institute for Biodiveristy, Ecosysystem Science & Sustainability Institute of Food Technologists Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute Massachusetts Fruit Growers’ Association, Inc. +++ National Multiple Sclerosis Society Nuestras Raices Options Industry Council PERI Support Fund + Research Support Fund + Space Telescope Science Institute ++ Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission Wildlife Conservation Society + + = 5 or more consecutive years of giving ++ = 10 or more consecutive years of giving +++ = 15 or more consecutive years of giving ++++ = 20 or more consecutive years of giving

Commemorations The following individuals were honored or memorialized by members of this year’s Founders Circle and Leadership Giving Circle. In Honor oF Paul E. Alshooler ’10 ~ Vanessa A. Cieslak ’76 ~ James W. Dietz % > Isabella P. Donadio ’11 Leonard H. Ehrlich > Julia A. Fuller Ernest A. Gallo > Hilda H. Golden > Steven D. Goodwin % > Stephen J. Harris ’81 > Norton Juster Kathryn L. Kern ’10 Arthur F. Kinney > James F. Kurose > Barbara J. Love ’72EdD Lewis C. Mainzer % > Horace G. Marchant III ’72MS,’75PhD Dorothy Bogdan Martin Robert A. Martin Anne Mochon Andrew T. Nolan ’10 Thomas O’Brien > W. Brian O’Connor > Barbara Parker % Elizabeth A. Pugh ’71 Janet M. Rifkin Barbara J. Roche ’78 > ~ Masha (Kabakow) Rudman ’70EdD Geraldine Shank Emily S. Silverman Richard H. Simpson ’58 >

Joseph T. Skerrett, Jr. Theodore Slovin ’66PhD % ~ Ronald L. Snell > Erika L. Stigliano ’12 Jackee E. (Harsip) Stigliano ’75 % N. Ralph Testarmata ’50 Frederick C. Tillis > Cleve E. Willis In MeMory oF Doris E. Abramson ’49 > Doric J. Alviani ’40 > Katherine Antunes-Smith Scott J. Bacherman ’76 Geneva J. Baillieul Solomon Barkin > Misty Catherine Bassi ’09 Elizabeth Alice Gaucher Beary David J. Beaubien ’57 Mary Killeen Bennett ’93EdD Melvyn S. Berger Kathleen A. (Horan) Berman ’76 Ann (Elder) Bestor ’51 Vijay K. Bhagavan ’91, ’97MS John J. Bonsignore % Horace Clarence Boyer > Vincent C. Brann > Sigrid M. Brauner Richard J. Clark, Jr. % > Milton H. Cole Edna Cook George Daboul Rose Daboul John H. Dittfach > Charles T. Donovan John W. Eldridge > Richard E. du Bois >

Elinor (Brown) Erickson ’38 Simon Ermonian Satenig Ermonian Richard J. Farris > Siegfried Feller Diane S. Foster Frederick.J. Francis ’54PhD > Victor H. Fusia HA Robert W. Gage ’38 > Randall E. Graham ’08,’09 Joyce (Gibbs) Harrington ’45,’52MS Joseph H. Hartshorn > Nancy B. Hellman ’80 EdD Glenn A. Higgins ’93 Bronislaw M. Honigberg Herbert O. Hultin % Patricia A. Hunter ’74 Natalie B. Hurvitz Vincent Ilardi > W. Scott Jeffery ’82 Corinne A. (Morris) Johnson ’80 Victoria Joseph-Brown Bill Kamienski Meline Kasparian ’73MA Edward R. Kaynor ’62MA Andrew C. Knowles III ’57,’82HD John Koopman, Jr. ’50 Kerry Dunn MacKenzie ’88 John MacLaughlan Peter W. Maden ’61 Eugenie M. May James J. McCarthy ’72MED,’81EdD Rose Cecelia Beary McDonald Frances Miller % Jonny Miller % Joseph E. Motherway Richard W. Noland % >

Marvin L. Ogilvie Julian Olevsky ’69 Nancy Jean (Lahteine) Palmer ’78 Joseph R. Perrozzi ’54 Helen S. Perry Robert A. Pickett Lawrence Dana Pinkham > Robin J. Popplestone > Ronald J. Prokopy Gloria J. Radke ’75S Saige A. Reisler Michael S. Roif ’83MBA Anca Romantan > Alice S. Rossi ’94HD > Peter H. Rossi > Emanuel Rubin > Surjit Samra John T. Scales ’59 Sidney Siggia Enid S. Silverman ’69 Deborah Slosberg H.T.U. Smith George W. Spiro ’71MS Kevin R. Sullivan Carl P. Swanson ’37,’57HD > Edward P. Taft Jeffrey M. Tenenbaum Joseph N. Testamarta ’50 Romolo Testarmata ’50 Paul E. Utgoff > Eric Paul Valdepeñas Estelle Wallenius Helen V. (Eaton) Walsh ’71 Catherine T. Warka Marion Whalen Mary M. Whittaker-Webster ’85 Stanley Young >

Fertile Ground for Graduate Fellows A passion for landscape architecture and regional planning at UMass Amherst has produced a gift that will support a lecture series designed to bring scholars in the discipline to campus. The $340,000 for the endowed lecture series comes from the estate of Margaret J. Zube ’70G ’75PhD who died in June 2009. She was the widow of Ervin Zube who began the lecture series with his own gift. As head of the landscape architecture and regional planning department, Ervin Zube created a modern department that emphasized research and publication. Margaret Zube shared his interest in the field

and co-authored with her husband a book on changing rural landscapes. The Zubes came to UMass Amherst in 1965. Peter Kumble, a faculty member in the department, first met the Zubes when he was a student in Arizona where the Zubes were then living. “They often hosted get-togethers. Their doors were always open. They were very gracious.” Julius Fabos, a close friend and emeritus professor of landscape architecture and regional planning, recalls, “They were both very fond of UMass and dedicated to the department.” 22001100 AAnnnnuuaall RReeppoorrtt ooff DDoonnoorrss

Margaret ’70G, ’75PhD, and Ervin Zube on campus in 1998.


Stronger together Members $1,000 - $2,499 Continued June I. Guild ’72 & Joel M. Halpern % > ++ Lillian (Marrewa) Guilmartin ’71 + Richard J. Guimond ’75 + James T. Gustafson ’60 Flora (Mueller) Guzik ’66 % & Richard J. Guzik % ++++ Mark B. Hackenberry ’83 $ Charles D. Hadley, Jr. ’64, ’67MA % ++ Robert M. Haff ’50 & Yvonne (Oliver) Haff ’50 +++ $ Myron D. Hager ’40 & Gladys A. (Archibald) Hager ’41 + Johanna (Reiser) Hale ’72 Michael R. Haley, Jr. ’65 & Joan Haley +++ Richard P. Halgin > & Lucille F. Halgin > Paul Halpern John F. Hamel ’56 +++ Paul J. Hamel ’75 & Cheryl T. Hamel Sarah J. Hammann ’80 Shane P. Hammond ’91, ’95MED Stanley L. Handman ’55 & Penny Bix-Handman + William R. Handrich, Jr. ’63S & Priscilla Handrich +++ Mark L. Hanny ’78 & Gail M. Hanny $ Kenneth Hanover ’73 & Sylvia T. (Pazics) Hanover ’73 Joseph F. Harding ’72 & Janet R. Harding ’75 +++ John J. Harney ’83 & Margo (Kennedy) Harney ’84 + William J. Harrington ’51, ’52MA Gail A. (Goldberg) Harris ’77 % +++ Kevin B. Harris ’94 Michael P. Hart ’79MS Jonathan E. Hartl ’90 & Maureen A. (Shea) Hartl ’88 $ Joyce Harvey Bottenberg ’67, ’69MS & Norman G. Bottenberg ++++ $ Bryan C. Harvey ’77, ’97EdD > & J. Lynn Griesemer +++ Margarete Harvey Thomas F. Hastings, Jr. % > & Barbara E. Hastings % > + William O. Hayden ’77 +++ $ Richard W. Heeley ’68, ’73MS David J. Hegarty ’78 Roy D. Hegedus ’85PhD $ Martha R. Heimann ’78 Stanley S. Hertzbach & Bobbye T. Hertzbach Marie A. Hess ’94MS


Robert B. Hevert ’84MBA Cathy A. (Giebitz) Higgins ’89MED % & Richard Higgins % Mary Ann Higgins ’72 + William H. Higgins % & Erika G. Higgins % Brian W. Hill ’69 % & Susan C. Hill Cindy H. (Figler) Hill ’91 + $ Eugene R. Hill ’60, ’62MS, ’68PhD Willie L. Hill, Jr. > & Beverly G. Hill > ++ Allen J. Hinkle ’73 & Mary L. (Gibson) Hinkle ’74 Sumesh C. Hirway ’75PhD David A. Hoagland > Donald Hodgman ’68 + MaryAnn (Zimmerman) Hogan ’76 > Paul J. Hohenberger, Jr. ’87 > John C. Holdsworth & Justine G. Holdsworth + Garrett G. Hollands ’75MS % & Brenda Hollands % Ruth W. Holmes ’71MS & G. Burtt Holmes Richard B. Holzman ’70EdD % & Rochelle Holzman % ++ Michael Homola % & Sheryl Homola % David S. Hoopes ’81 + Barbara C. Howard ’78 + Kerry J. Hueston ’00, ’00 + Laurence A. Hughes ’58 $ Stephen O. Hultin Theresa A. Hultin ’77 $ John C. Hunt ’88 & Sari T. Korman ’89 Elizabeth A. (Cassano) Husted ’82 Paul D. Hutchen ’02 Gordon J. Hutchins, Jr. ’70 + Estate of Vincent Ilardi > Vincent Ilardi * > ++ Maui Ing & Karen B. Ing Motoko Inoue + Basil H. Istwany ’89 & Laura J. (Sutherland) Istwany ’97 Viola E. (Dube) Iungerich ’60 Thomas M. Jacob % & Deborah H. Jacob % Roger P. Jasek ’94 $ Bernard J. Jaworski ’79 David C. Jeanes ’73 Charles L. Jenkins ’78EdD & Issie L. Jenkins Brett S. Jenks ’89 & Jacquelyn Micucci Jenks ’89 Richard B. Johns, Jr. Gordon A. Johnson ’93PhD Paul E. Johnson, Jr. ’69 + Jennifer Johnsrud +

Barbara K. Jones ’60MED & Denison Jones Dale M. Jones ’86, ’00MED, ’04EdD Wayne C. Jones ’66 + Spencer A. Joyner, Jr. ’73MLA, ’76MRP, ’78PhD & Susan (Lane) Joyner ’73 $ David I. Kadish ’87 & Lauren A. (Burg) Kadish ’87 Raymond J. Kaleda ’66 & Laurel V. Kaleda ++ $ Lisa (Vuillemenot) Kanwischer ’87 & Stephen M. Kanwischer + $ David B. Kaplan ’74, ’76MS & Deborah (DiBona) Kaplan ’77 $ Steven R. Karas ’80 % & Lynne Satlof-Karas ’79 % Frank E. Karasz > & Ljiljana Karasz Vassilios Karavas ’03PhD Phillip S. Katz ’69, ’75PhD John S. Katzenbach & Madeleine H. Blais > Jay J. Kaufman ’75 % & Lesley E. (Rosenthal) Kaufman ’77 % ++ Joseph Kearns % James L. Keelon ’60 John J. Kelleher, Jr. ’69 + Daniel Keller Christopher L. Kelley ’79 & Pamela A. Kelley ++ Kevin J. Kelley ’61 & Lee Kelley Michael F. Kelley ’88 & Elizabeth Tyminski Paul W. Kelley ’67 + Derek W. Kellogg ’95 > & Nicole P. Flory-Kellogg ’97 David L. Kelly ’86 & Jodi Pizzuto-Kelly James R. Kelly > & Carol A. Kelly ++ Paul J. Kenny ’87 + Fred R. Kern % & Anne M. Kern % Kathleen M. Keroack ’75MS Colleen (Beaudin) Kettle ’84 Michael A. Kevitch ’86 Thomas E. Kida ’78PhD > & Kathryn T. (MacDonald) Sullivan ’93PhD ++++ Dennis M. Kiernan ’76 Michael J. Kittredge III ’12 Lothar W. Kleiner ’75MS, ’78PhD ++ $ Lynn E. Klock > & Laura C. Klock > Douglas K. Knight ’89 & Lynn Knight + John F. Knight III ’60 John H. Kokoski ’69S & Elaine Kokoski Anthony G. Kolish ’81 Jeanne Koopman

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Daniel Krause, Jr. ’66, ’72PhD + Brett J. L’Esperance ’96 & Emily A. (Dinneen) L’Esperance ’95 Dale M. Labossiere ’78 + Eugene Labrie Robert S. LaCava ’79 & Sandra R. (Adelman) LaCava ’78 $ Nelson J. Lacey > Jennifer Ladd ’95EdD + Marc E. Lamere % & Virginia C. Lamere % $ David J. Lane ’58 ++ Glenn LaPlante + Andrew G. Larson Joseph S. Larson ’56, ’58MS % > & Wendy (Nichols) Larson ’58 +++ Susan M. Lasota $ Frank P. Lattuca, Jr. ’64S, ’81EdD % & Nancy Lattuca + Steven N. LaValley ’81 ++++ $ Adam Lavine ’91, ’91 & Aiko Nomura ’92 Matthew G. Lawrence ’06 & Jessica E. Hunt ’07 John J. Lazzaro ’93 & Kathleen A. Lazzaro Rita Leaman % Leah (Koncelik) Lebec ’79MA & Alain K. Lebec Philip G. LeBlanc ’83 +++ Kevin J. Lebo ’83 % & Marina (Wolf) Lebo ’86 % Barbara F. Lee Karen Leff % Sara Lennox > Kristina M. Lentz ’90, ’02MA + Harold Leppo ’59 & Elaine (Zeitzoff) Leppo ’64 ++++ Michael J. Lesser ’87 Michael A. Leto > & Rebecca M. Leto George M. LeVan ’68 & Patricia A. (Long) LeVan ’70 ++++ Leslie J. (Silverman) Levick ’79 Howard L. Levin ’75 +++ Franklin Lewenberg ’67 % & Betsy (Singer) Lewenberg ’68 Gail M. Lewis % Tucuong Lien ’70 & Jennifer (Chen) Lien ’71 + $ Tzong-Shin Lin ’72MS, ’75PhD Mark D. Lincoln ’71 $ Mitchell J. Liro, Jr. ’65 & Sandra J. (Goddard) Liro ’63 ++++ David M. Littlefield ’84, ’88MS & Joanna A. (Matarazzo) Littlefield ’85 Robert F. Littleton, Jr. ’71 Edward M. Livingston ’70 Eva B. Lohrer ’85MS ++ Henry D. Lord ’87 Elizabeth L. Loughran ’81EdD ++++

Ann E. Love Francis P. Lucier ’50, ’77HD ++++ Robert L. Lynch, Jr. ’71 Clark F. MacKenzie, Jr. ++ R. Kirk Mackey ’78 % & Lise M. Mackey % + David W. MacLaughlan ’70 + Joseph T. Maddox ’75 Beth N. Mahoney ’70 + Lewis C. Mainzer % > & Caden Mainzer % ++++ David J. Malek & Carole Malek + James P. Malley ’84MS, ’88PhD, ’88 Kathleen F. Malynoski ’91MED & Gregory Malynoski +++ Andrew P. Manesis % & Sally L. M. Manesis % + Toni Ruth Manning ’71 + Mark A. Marchand ’80 + $ Robert K. Marcum Raymond H. Marr ’58, ’70MED & Marilyn (Doering) Marr ’59 Irwin G. Martin ’80PhD + John E. Masaschi ’55 ++++ Wayne C. Mathisen ’93MBA + Elaine J. Matte Mut ’81MBA & Alan D. Mut ++ $ Wallace J. Matthews, Jr. ’67 Sumant M. Mauskar ’95MS Daniel K. Mayer ’93S James McAleavey ’93 & Debra L. Sanders ’93 Douglas R. McCallum ’75 & Diana L. Neff ++++ Thomas J. McCarthy ’78 > & Wei Chen ’97PhD Francis X. McDermott ’55 Anne M. McDonald % Paul J. McDonald ’66 & Gail M. McDonald Mari-Kate E. McEntee ’07 $ John P. McGlynn ’78 + Mary E. McGoldrick % + $ Timothy J. McGrath ’98PhD Joanne (Stingone) McLaughlin ’77 + Joseph J. McLaughlin ’79 % & Diane McLaughlin % + Michael McMahon % ++ Jayne (Arnold) McMellen ’64 % ++++ John B. McNamara ’81, ’82MS % & Deborah A. McNamara % William L. McQuaide ’80, ’82MBA Jeffrey T. McReynolds ’76 Chester R. Messer II % & Joyce Messer % + James E. Methe ’73 ++ Spyros Michail ’88MS, ’91MS & Yazmin (Alvarez) Michail ’89

Kenneth A. Michaud ’77 & Gale P. (Mangan) Michaud ’78 ++ Alison H. (Hiers) Micucci ’87 + $ Janine E. (Reiser) Milakeve ’90 & William Milakeve + $ Jerome M. Mileur > ++++ Michael F. Milewski ’77 & Emily S. Silverman ++ Mary L. Milkey-May ’81MM & Ernest D. May % > ++++ Adam S. Miller ’93 Earl L. Miller ’69 + Edward W. Millette III ’86 + Thomas J. Milligan II > & Coleman E. Cornelius George H. Millman ’47 ++++ $ James L. Milton ’70MS, ’73PhD & Martha (Sailor) Milton ’74 +++ Dennis M. Miner ’87 Rosemary A. Minior-Walker ’77S + Eric A. Mintz ’78PhD + Brian J. Mone ’79 Charles Moran > & Kay J. Moran ++++ Stephen T. Moreland III ’86 & Audrey J. (Keithe) Moreland ’87 Karen Morely Westcott ’71 Vance N. Morgan ’54 + Joseph J. Morrone ’58 Robert J. Morse ’77 Edward J. Motherway ’89 & Shana M. (Smith) Motherway ’90 James A. Mucci ’78 % Michael C. Mullane ’78 John C. Mullen ’69 Andrew S. Mullin ’83 ++++ Walter J. Mullin ’70 & Kathleen (Palmer) Mullin ’88MBA + $ Edward M. Murphy & Marilyn Murphy + Gary J. Murphy ’82 $ John T. Murphy ’65 + Thomas P. Murphy ’91 ++ $ Murugappan Muthukumar > Sharon D. Myers ’86 ++ Ladimer S. Nagurney & Anna B. Nagurney > ++ David J. Narkewicz ’90 Saul J. Natansohn ’85 + $ David K. Naylor ’64 +++ Mark E. Nelson ’60 ++++ Susan L. Nelson $ Bart G. Newland ’81 Barbara H. Nielsen ’00PhD Sonia Nieto ’79EdD & Angel Nieto + Lisa E. Noble ’76 Clifford M. Noreen ’80 % $ Stuart J. Novick ’72 & Katherine (Smiles) Novick ’73 ++

Lawrence M. Nugent ’56 & Elizabeth A. Nugent ++ Philip Nyman ’58 Richard D. O’Brien % > & Susan K. Whitbourne % > ++++ Elizabeth A. O’Connell ’80 John W. O’Connor ’90 James S. O’Sullivan ’65 ++ $ Alexander F. Ogonowski ’42S +++ $ Tayo L. Oguns ’07 $ Robert O. Olsen & Paula T. Olsen Lisa F. Onorato ’85 & David M. Welch Lawrence Orloff Brian Orr % & Bernadette Orr % Robert W. Otto ’79 & Bonita E. Otto > + Lawrence W. Owens > ++ Ron N. Paasch Lena H. Padilla ’06 Susan L. (Berry) Pakula ’69 Michael C. Palmer ’79 Edwin J. Panichas ’61 $ Peter Panickzo Thomas W. Panke ’65 Russ G. Paparo ’86 & Leslie A. Paparo ’87 James P. Pappas ’75 Keith M. Parent % & Pamela A. Parent % + Bert W. Parmenter III ’70 ++++ $ Vozken A. Parsegian > John J. Pasteris ’54 +++ $ Siddharth Patel % & Nihita Patel % Eric M. Patey ’89 & Charlene (Douville) Patey ’88 $ Henry E. Peach ’92 & Deborah K. Nowers ’92EdD +++ Lee A. Pearlmutter ’66, ’73MS Susan Pearson > Richard A. Peck ’94 Philip C. Pedersen ’74 & Brenda E. Johnson ’72 + $ Donna J. Perkins ’75 Joseph R. Perrozzi Michele Peszke Olender ’12MA Thomas G. Peters ’71, ’73MS + Dale Peterson & Lorna Peterson ++++ John J. Peterson ’84 +++ James K. Petros, Jr. ’74 $ James M. Phelan ’80 Thomas K. Philips ’83MS, ’86PhD & Marina E. Philips ’86MS Frances (Gravalese) Phillips ’60 & Arthur P. Phillips, Jr. ++ $ Raymond S. Pierson ’79 +++ Victor J. Pietkiewicz ’53 +++ $ Robert R. Plantier +

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Christine (Kosmas) Plette ’73, ’92MA & Anne J. Herrington > ++ Francis W. Pluta ’66 Joseph R. Polino & Maria T. Polino Trent A. Poole ’73, ’73, ’75MS & Paula (Fortes) Poole ’74 Charles A. Powers, Jr. ’40 + David M. Pozar > & Judith A. Pozar Russell W. Pratt ’59 + John B. Pride ’82 ++ $ Jay M. Primack ++ Thomas H. Proctor ’79 % & Deborah Proctor % $ Michael T. Pullen ’93, ’95MS $ William Pullman ’80MFA, ’08DFA & Tamara Hurwitz Pullman ’81 Kailash S. Purohit ’72PhD & Estella (Balmaceda) Purohit ’73PhD Michael F. Quinlan ’84 & Jennifer D. (Carbone) Quinlan ’95 $ Jason L. Radlo ’49 & Irene (Frank) Radlo ’51 +++ Louis J. Raiola % Anita Raja ’98MS, ’03PhD Robert T. Ratay ’62MS, ’69PhD & Gabriella (Szekely) Ratay ’60, ’62MA Susan P. Rauch ’95EdD Robert W. Rauh ’69MBA & Cheryl Rauh +++ Meredith B. Raymond > +++ Richard D. Reardon ’58 & Shirley (Niedbala) Reardon ’57 ++ Douglas A. Reed ’69S, ’73 & Ann C. Pickrell Mark S. Reed % & Karen B. Reed % $ Timothy A. Reilly ’90 Gabrielle M. Reine ’92 + William J. Rex ’54 ++++ Gary A. Richardson ’76 & Joanne R. (Bolton) Richardson ’75 ++ Meredith (Fernald) Richardson ’58 William T. Riddell ’90 & Georgia K. Wood ’87 David Rifken + Richard J. Riley ’60 + Frank B. Riordan ’91 Neil Ripston % & Linda Ripston % William J. Ritter ’83 % & Mary (Craig) Ritter ’83 % Norman R. Robertson ’72 Edna Robinson ’73 Brian A. Rockett ’76 & Helaine R. (Hughes) Rockett ’75, ’84MS + Michael A. Rodman ’61 +++ George G. Rogers Gerard F. Rogers ’82 ++ Phillips H. Roland III ’75, ’77MS & Linda (Deleo) Roland ’76 + See legend on p. 81


Stronger together Members $1,000 - $2,499 Continued Stephen J. Roper Jerome C. Rose ’73PhD & Dolores Rose + David H. Rosen ’59 % + Stan C. Rosenberg ’77 + Theodore Rosenberg ’74 & Laurel A. Glocheski Daniel Rosenfield ’53 & Olive Rosenfield Jonathan W. Roskill ’85 ++ $ James H. Ross ’09 David P. Rossiter III ’79MBA Bernard J. Roth ’81 & Maryanne (Strzempek) Roth ’81 + Gary L. Roth ’76, ’78MED Robert A. Rothstein > & Halina Rothstein ++ Brian T. Roughan ’98 Pierre A. Rouzier % > & Arlene Rouzier % ++ John Rowe % & Alice Rowe % Arthur F. Rubeck ’03, ’05MBA Jeffrey S. Rudsten ’71 Jill Rulfs ’73 % & James B. Broadhurst % ++++ Susan G. Ryerson Charles W. Saber ’76 Stephen T. Sadler ’76 & Melanie Sadler + Scott A. Sandler ’83 + Christopher H. Sands ’76 % & Betsy D. Sands % $ Lee H. Sandwen ’72 Edward M. Sargavakian ’88 +++ Gerard J. Sarnie ’75, ’78MBA ++++ Heidi I. Sarver ’86, ’88MM John G. Savage +++ Robert H. Scales, Jr. ’57 Neil Scanlan ’67 Carmen J. Scarpa ’62 & Joanne (Romano) Scarpa ’62 + Margaret (Conley) Schadt ’85MS ++ John B. Scheer ’77 Adam R. Schepp ’03, ’03 & Jeanie I. Gorlovsky-Schepp ’03 David G. Scherer > & Christine B. McCormick > Stephen G. Scherer ’90 Manfred J. Schindler ’82MS Timothy P. Schmitt ’72S % & Karen (Cearnal) Schmitt ’73 % $ Alexandra A. Schultes % Charles M. Schultz ’69 Sigrit J. Schutz ’77PhD & James E. Cathey + Roland H. Schwillinski ’89, ’91MS & Chrissy Schwillinski 80

Richard M. Scofield ’60 & Cornelia (Love) Scofield ’61 Gilbert C. Scott ’89 Gordon L. Scott ’73 % + Richard W. Sears ’58 +++ Arthur B. Semle % & Norma B. Semle % + Brian D. Semle ’86 & Susan (Bova) Semle ’88 + Thomas W. Senecal ’88 $ Nilesh Shah ’85PhD & Jean M. Brady ’87PhD + $ Ray Shankel % & Helen Shankel % Edward J. Shankle ’74 & Joan (Fanning) Shankle ’77 ++ Robert P. Shaughnessey ’75, ’03 & Sandra M. Kamins Dianne M. Shaughnessy ’86 Dong Shen $ Rebecca L. Sherer ’87 & Linda D. Scott ’83MS, ’86PhD > ++++ Peter A. Sherlock ’88MBA +++ Robert L. Shewfelt ’82PhD Norma L. (Jewell) Shiatte ’54 +++ James G. Shields ’60 & Marilynn (Kolazyk) Shields ’61 ++ $ Steven L. Shray ’79 Craig D. Shuffain ’70 Michael G. Shuman ’87 ++ Richard C. Shumway ’80 & Joan M. (Bachini) Shumway ’82 Klyde W. Siegfriedt ’80 ++ $ Walter R. Silvia ’62, ’65MBA & Diann (Coyle) Silvia ’62 +++ $ Scott J. Simenas ’71 ++++ $ Mitchell Sims % & Wendy Sims % Stephen G. Sireci > + Neil P. Sirota ’88 Liesl M. Sitton ’96 $ Thomas M. Skiba ’90 & Elisabeth A. (Richard) Skiba ’91 Jonathan S. Skolnik > Dennis J. Skrajewski % & Debra A. Skrajewski % George A. Smith, Jr. ’55 & Linda Smith + Howard R. Smith ’75 $ Nathaniel M. Smith ’78 Peter F. Smith % & Debra L. Smith % Susan (Lallier) Smith ’80 $ Timothy M. Smith ’79 Mr. Joseph Smullin % & Mrs. Alix Smullin % ++ Vivek K. Soni ’82MS, ’86PhD & Ameeta (Narula) Soni ’82MS + Alan Soons & Rosalie S. Soons > Peter J. Southard ’86 & Patricia J. Stevens ’85 +++ Donald J. Southwick ’71 % & Sandra (Desjourdy) Southwick ’73

Justine M. Sowry > Barbara L. Sparks ’70 ++ Scott M. Sparr ’80 % & Melissa A. (Mark) Sparr ’80 % William C. Spat ’54 + James P. Spinelli, Sr. ’69 % $ John G. Spitzak ’85, ’96PhD & Jessica L. Rosenberg ’00PhD + Peter R. Stanley ’76 % & Mary K. Stanley % +++ $ Thomas J. Stanley ’79 John F. Stanne ’83 ++ $ Kevin J. Stanton ’83 & Bernadette Stanton-Meijer ’81MA Herbert Stark & Paulina H. Stark James V. Staros > & Alice C. Harris > Richard M. Steele ’57 & Lois (Bain) Steele ’57 + $ Earle R. Steeves, Jr. ’43 & Janet (Milner) Steeves ’43 +++ John F. Steeves ’87 $ Jane E. (Isgur) Stein ’82MS % > & Peter B. Stein % ++++ Morton M. Sternheim % & Helen R. Sternheim % Roseann C. (O’Malley) Stichnoth ’77 + Michael Stolpinski % & Nancy Stolpinski % Shirley C. (Hodgkins) Stolte ’64 & Robert R. Stolte ++++ $ Mark Stone ’67 & Linda Stone Robert E. Stone III % & Lorraine S. Stone % + Walter Storozuk, Jr. & Evelyn Storozuk Peter F. Straley ’85MBA & Donna J. (Ross) Straley ’83MED + Ian M. Striffler ’97 $ John Stuart David A. Sturgis ’00 + $ Stacey M. Styles + Janet E. Such ’74 ++++ Daniel J. Sullivan ’65 + J. Jeffrey Sullivan ’95MBA Joseph L. Sullivan ’93 Spencer W. Sullivan ’76 + $ Cynthia A. Suopis ’02PhD > Raymond J. Suris ’92 & Heather J. (Leonovich) Suris ’92 + Richard C. Swain ’55 % & Sandy J. Swain % ++++ Dorothy N. Swanson Charles Swider Calvin T. Swift > & Joanne T. Swift +++ Jean Swinney > Alan R. Symington ’75S, ’79, ’86 & Anna G. (Ronghi) Symington ’76S, ’79, ’83MS > ++ Bernard P. Szymanski, Jr. ’94MS % & Candra Szymanski % ++

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John G. Talcott, Jr. John G. Talcott III Rosemary Tambouret % ++ Mark A. Tanner ’94 & Sarah K. (Baackes) Tanner ’94 Karen A. Tarlow ’70, ’73MM & John A. Montanari > + Jason A. Tata ’95 + $ James A. Tauras ’62 ++ Gordon E. Taylor ’52 & Marion (Felton) Taylor ’54 + Natercia Teixeira ’78 > Robert H. Temkin ’64 Ann M. Testarmata ’77 N. Ralph Testarmata ’50 ++ $ Gregory N. Tew > Kurt Thaller % & Carol Thaller % Paul J. Theberge ’63 Alexander C. Thole ’84 & Lori I. Weiss-Thole ’84 + Elisa C. Thomas ’95 George M. Thomas ’84MS & Patricia A. Thomas-Weisse ’83MS John R. Thomas ’75 & Marcia (Evans) Thomas ’76 Kenzie K. Thompson > Nancy E. (Gravel) Thompson ’73, ’91MS + Eva (Mitchell) Thomson ’78, ’80MBA & David E. Artzerounian, Sr. % + Zina Tillona > ++++ Barbara (Shannon) Tincher ’72 + Leonard A. Todd ’50 ++++ Paul M. Torpey ’78 & Leslie A. Torpey Louis G. Tortoriello ’68MS $ Maurice F. Tougas & Phyllis P. Tougas Allen Trafford % & Pamela S. Trafford % > + Michael P. Trant $ Richard J. Trant ++ Peter T. Traynor ’78 & Valerie M. (Beecy) Traynor ’78 Nicholas Patrick Triano III ’83, ’83 % & Jane M. Owens Triano % + Betsy (Lahteine) Trobaugh ’82 John A. Trobaugh Richard B. Trousdell > William F. Troy III ’76 & Karen (Izbicki) Troy ’76 Joseph F. Truskowski, Jr. ’72 + Scott Tulay Jay E. Turnberg ’78, ’79MS % & Ann (Muri) Turnberg ’77 % Timothy V. Turpin ’93 Dennis J. Twohig ’61 ++ Carol M. Tyler ’77 + John H. Underwood ’62 Steven C. Upton ’71 % & Patricia Upton Matthew T. Valade ’93, ’95MS

Roderick A. Varney ’69S Patrick J. Veale ’79 % & Karen M. (Carbone) Veale ’80 % +++ Marcel D. Veilleux ’81 Maureen T. (Tracy) Venti ’72 & Edward G. Venti Ralph J. Verrilli ’85, ’87MS Judith A. (Bator) Vigna ’89 + Laura A. Vincent ’01 $ Richard J. Volungis ’55MS & Mildred (Spelman) Volungis ’56 ++++ Alexander M. Vyce ’68 +++ William H. Wachter III ’80 & Jill Wachter Susan L. (Snyder) Wagner ’71 Lesley A. (Kulp) Walczak ’82 & Stephen P. Walczak + Aaron B. Walker ’01PhD & Maryanne B. Morris ’95 Denis J. Walsh III ’82 Maureen A. Walsh ’74 John Wang ’85MS + Douglas C. Warka > Edward C. Warner ’43 & Mary E. (Martin) Warner ’44 +++ Patricia C. Warner + Arthur H. Warren > & Marion L. Lapham-Warren David W. Watt ’72 + Melvin K. Webster ’78 + James H. Weeks ’52 Kevin B. Weir ’73 % & Cynthia Banfield-Weir % Steven J. Weisman ’70 Michael E. Weissel ’89 & Karen S. Weissel ++ Peter H. Wells + Drew Wendelken Paul R. Wennik ’60 + Janet M. Westley ’67 Gary C. Wheeler % & Alice F. Wheeler % Lisa R. White ’91, ’06, ’12PhD Mark F. Wilding ’79 Richard J. Williams ’57 + $ John A. Willis ’78 & Jennifer P. Willis + James B. Wills, Jr. ’82 + Richard D. Wilson ’63 & Barbara J. (Fitz) Wilson ’63 William F. Witz % & Kathleen D. Witz % > Gerard H. Wolf ’66 ++ Patricia L. (Frank) Wolff ’89 Anne P. Woodbury Linda P. Woodwell % Margaret (Kelsey) Wright ’82MM & Jonathan Wright ++++ Peter C. Wright ’70 & Mary A. (Peck) Wright ’70 ++

Robert M. Yacubian ’73MED, ’78CAGS Guy E. Yeager ’96MS $ Paul W. Young ’68MS + Susan (Dewar) Zajac ’54 + Richard S. Zajchowski ’85 $ Karen B. Zarrow ’86 + Joseph F. Zgrodnik & Carol Zgrodnik +++ Jun Zhang ’94MS, ’00PhD Matthew Zieper ’90

Affiliates Recent Alumni ($250 for those with degrees in the most recent 5 years and $500 for those with degrees in the past 6-10 years) Nathan W. Adams ’06 > + Lydia Alvarez ’09MPH Kaoru Aou ’02MS, ’07PhD & Sonal S. Khilari ’07MS $ Nicole C. Armstrong ’00 John P. Baillieul ’08 Joshua T. Bajgot ’10 Michael D. Barrows ’09 Courtney J. Beard ’09 Michael A. Bell, Jr. ’05, ’08 & Michelle C. Eboch ’11 Lindsay E. Bibeau ’03 $ William A. Biermann ’09MBA Michael R. Blakie ’08, ’12MBA $ Marco D. Boscardin ’13 & Mary L. Boscardin ’09 > + J. Peter Bouvier ’06S + Stephan A. Boyamian ’02 $ Matthew E. Brench ’08, ’08 Justin M. Brooks ’10 Qiang Bu ’06PhD Gregory R. Burke ’01 Gregory J. Callanan ’07 Kofi A. Cash ’00 Kelvin W. Chan ’10 Stephanie Chueng ’09 Kristen E. Corsaro ’06, ’07MS $ Deirdre I. Dam ’00 Michelle G. Doyle ’09MBA Benjamin T. Dugoff ’01 Laurene Dykiel ’09 $ Scott T. Elberger ’05MPH Kayleigh E. Ercha ’10 Susan E. Etzel ’04MPA Lawrance L. Evans, Jr ’01PhD + Robert A. Farrell ’11 Derek L. Ferguson ’06 Nicholas W. Ferron ’05 Matthew R. Frascella ’01, ’01 & Diana L. (Lapointe) Frascella ’03 + Eric P. Fredette ’11

Lori Friedman ’08MBA & James E. Young > Diana B. Gamel ’00 Griffin M. Gappert ’04PhD $ Elizabeth Gertsch ’11MA Eric M. Giombetti ’10 Richard Graef ’13 Osvaldo L. Gratacos ’06MBA Shawn D. Green ’02 Daniel G. Griswold ’75 & Kristine M. Griswold ’07MED % +++ Christopher D. Halloran ’01 Amy R. Hamel ’05 Anwar M. Haneef ’02MS Michael J. Herald ’07 Eric Hill ’07 & Diana D. (Bingham) Hill ’05 Jonathan R. Homola ’09 Robert D. House ’09 Charlotte A. Jackson ’01MED & Robert W. Jackson, Jr. > ++ John A. Jacobson ’05 Rex B. Jarrell III ’09 Mary M. Jenkins ’07 $ David R. Johnson ’11 David J. Kay ’04 & Erin K. (Byrne) Kay ’05 Robin C. Kellogg ’09 Jonathan B. Kim ’10 Praphul Krottapalli ’08MS Nicholas T. LaPete ’08 Christina C. Lee ’05, ’05 $ Gregory P. Leger ’02 & Jayme L. (Brown) Leger ’03 + Ying Li ’06PhD > Anthony Litwin ’10 Candice W. Lo ’09 $ William J. Luff ’10 Katherine E. Lupien ’07 Scott P. Mackey ’04PhD Brent F. Massey ’03 % & Kathryn Massey % Emily Mattison-Earls ’09 David V. Mayell ’06 Teri L. (Rooney) Morgan ’02 & Christopher T. Morgan Shayan S. Mozaffar ’03 + Janet Muzzy ’05 > +++ Charles A. Neal IV ’87 & Susan N. Gosine ’06MPH Paula J. Noonan ’10 Kara N. Nye ’10 Chad A. O’Connor ’01, ’01 + Yumiko Ono ’09MA Eric J. Paradis ’09 Mehul C. Patel ’08 David M. Pavone ’09 & Clara M. Pavone ’93 Matthew N. Pearlson ’07

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Charles D. Perkins ’05 David J. Pernitsky ’01PhD Lance Piantaggini ’07 Jay Poswolsky ’02MBA % & Sheila Poswolsky % + Sandra L. Pulliam ’07 James M. Redmond ’00 Joshua O. Rhein ’08 Matthew R. Romoser ’08PhD & Elizabeth R. Elam ’86 Ryan K. Sakuda ’07 Bernd Schliemann ’03MBA, ’12PhD > + Owen M. Scollan ’05 Sarah J. Sector ’09 Jaime L. Seguin ’00MS > + Robert B. Shepherd, Jr. ’07 Seth T. Sibley ’07 & Nicole M. Giannini-Sibley ’07 Halldor Sigfusson ’00PhD $ Ashley A. Silvia ’10 Taryn P. Smith ’10 Timothy D. Somerville ’09 Nichole M. Stone ’00 Laurel B. Sturma ’06 & David P. Sturma + Mark F. Sullivan ’07 & Mary J. Sullivan % Nobu O. Tanaka ’01MS + Diane M. Tarantino ’08 William J. Thomas ’08 $ Robert E. Till ’08PhD + Darrell C. Troie ’06, ’09MBA > Peter G. Trovato ’05 Daniel G. Vaks ’10 Timothy J. Volpe ’01 + Corey R. Volpicelli ’11 Ronald C. Wallace II ’13 Shari M. Warden ’08 Rachel B. Weiner ’08 Samuel H. Westover ’05 & Shelley (Sabin) Westover ’05 Michael H. Wilson ’04 $ Jie Xu ’08PhD Xiaoyu Yang ’04PhD & Ling Y. Yang ’94MA, ’00PhD Mark I. Zaiger ’09 Aaron H. Zaleznik ’13

* Deceased + 5 years of consecutive giving ++ 10 years of consecutive giving +++ 15 years of consecutive giving ++++ 20 years of consecutive giving $ Corporate matching gift % Parent > Faculty, staff or emeritus faculty HA Honorary alumnus or alumna HD Honorary degree S Stockbridge alumnus or alumna


Ben Barnhart

Have Lab Will Travel For 100 years, the Cranberry Station has provided research to Massachusetts cranberry growers, guiding them in the most effective and sustainable practices for pest, nutrient, and water management. For the station’s centennial, the community of growers and friends have raised more than $130,000 for the 11-acre facility in Wareham. “The gifts are an acknowledgement of what the station can do to ensure the sustainability of the cranberry industry in Massachusetts and the benefits of a public-private partnership,” says Station Director Carolyn DeMoranville ’76 ’92PhD. With the funds, a vehicle outfitted as a traveling laboratory will be purchased and an endowment created to support the vehicle and scientists who use it. The end result will be quicker analysis and diagnosis of problems in the cranberry bogs.


“This new equipment will transfer information directly to the farmer. This can be critical given how devasting some pests can be,” says Jeff LaFleur ’90, executive director of the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association. Cranberry farmers depend on science-based information for many of the decisions they make on their farms. LaFleur notes, “We’re fortunate that we have research from the Cranberry Station that forms the basis of our management practices.” Christopher Makepeace, a retired cranberry grower and former president of A.D. Makepeace Company, whose Makepeace Neighborhood Fund pledged $10,000 for the centennial campaign, says that as regulations change, the experiment station adapts to provide modern low-impact pest and nutrient options for growers. “The Cranberry Station,” he says, “must remain viable to perpetuate the cranberry industry in Massachusetts.”

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